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Apr 10, 2019 – ESTABLISHING YOUR PRACTICE; BUSINESS PLANNING, FINANCE AND INSURANCE; BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING; HUMAN RESOURCES; INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND RESOURCES.
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Mar 1, 2019 – Solicitors/Conveyancers must be on-guard about any potentially unusual features of Contracts for Sale and be prepared to give proper advice about the risks of that particular Contract.
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Jan 25, 2019 – Information regardingTrust Accounting Guides and fact sheets and the Law Society Trust Account Handbook.
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May 22, 2018 – A group comprising 21 practitioners who have agreed to assist, where possible, young lawyers who may feel the need for some independent guidance from experienced colleagues
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Feb 14, 2018 – In the decision of Mericka v Employers Mutual/WorkCover Corporation (Pollard Brothers Pty Ltd) [2014] SASCFC 99 the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia has recently considered the requirements for a valid redemption under Section 42
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Jun 25, 2018 – Links and resources for commencing and managing your practice
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Jun 30, 2014 –
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Feb 23, 2018 – List of Courts, Commissions and Tribunals - both State and Federal
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May 22, 2018 – The Society provides assistance and advice for solicitors who are the subject of a complaint to the Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner.
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May 22, 2018 – LawCare offers practitioners the opportunity to discuss with a general practitioner, Dr Jill, who has experience in treating social and psychological problems, any problem that is interfering with or has the opportunity to interfere with your work pe
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Apr 19, 2018 – A collection of Ethics Guidelines, publications and resources.
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Apr 20, 2018 – This document is intended to provide guidance to the Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) in fulfilling his/her role. The Guidelines have also been issued for the purposes of providing practitioners, parties, children and other people in contact wi
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Nov 15, 2013 – There appears to be an increasing use by solicitors of agreements with clients under which the solicitors will not charge to conduct litigation (almost always for a plaintiff) if the action fails.
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Nov 17, 2017 – Claims based on missing a time limitation continue to be the single greatest cause of claims against practitioners, in particular with respect to issuing proceedings in motor vehicle accidents matters.
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Jul 7, 2008 – The media has a fascination with the law - one only needs to look at the number of films, plays, TV shows, books, articles etc with a legal theme to appreciate this - yet with this fascination there is often an unfortunate portrayal of lawyers as sel
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Dec 17, 2015 – Dear Editor, The article "Dealing with difficult clients" (Bulletin November 2015, vol 37 (10) at 28) warns practitioners about taking instructions from emotionally distressed clients or clients with mental illness and advises practitioners not to pr
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Oct 14, 2012 – The tremendous pressures of legal practice can be overwhelming at times, and for a sole practitioner, who is faced with many responsibilities, particularly non-legal ones, ‘client’ screening is fundamental. The ability to decline and say “no” to a
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Aug 23, 2018 – The purpose of this Guideline is to provide legal practitioners with a starting point for identifying warning signs of insolvency in their practice, how to avoid or manage it and how it can impact upon their ability to practise law.
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Feb 6, 2012 – Many practitioners recall a time when the obligation of an instructing solicitors to make payment of barristers' fees was stringently observed.
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Sep 7, 2012 – The Professional Standards Committee is a committee of the Law Society which has a number of very significant delegations from the Council of the Society. None of these delegations take away the right of the Council to deal with these matters itself
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Feb 2, 2014 – Rule 33 of the Australian Solicitors' Conduct Rules (ASCR) states that legal practitioners must not deal directly with the client or clients of another practitioner unless
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Jul 14, 2012 – However good you think your memory is, there are still risks if you rely on memory alone. A practitioner’s memory can be supported by contemporaneous notes which can invariably be of assistance in dealing with any professional negligence claim made