Publications, Guidelines & Resources

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Oct 16, 2012 – In an Audit Report for the period ended June 2011, the auditor notes that a practitioner had failed to make a required deposit to the Combined Trust Account (CTA) for the CTA period ended May 2011 and that no Notice of Withholding was provided to the
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Apr 17, 2015 – Adherence to time limits - both in relation to commencing proceedings and once proceedings are issued - is one of the most important areas of practice and one where the Courts are interpreting time limits more strictly than before.
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Mar 26, 2019 – This publication sets out some of the more significant judicial and legislative developments during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 which may bear upon a South Australian legal practitioner’s potential liability or on damages awards gen
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Feb 15, 2019 – The Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules were adopted by the Council of the Law Society of South Australia on 25 July 2011 and were the culmination of work undertaken over a period of two years by the Law Council of Australia and its constituent bodi
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Sep 12, 2011 – The Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules are the culmination of work undertaken over a period of two years by the Law Council of Australia and its constituent bodies to develop a single, uniform set of Australian Solicitor’s Conduct Rules.
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Mar 14, 2019 – Collaborative Practice involves a written commitment by the lawyers and their clients to work together, collaboratively and in good faith, to negotiate a settlement. The clients agree that if a settlement can't be negotiated, then the case will be re
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Jun 14, 2010 – All practitioners practicing in Family Law should be aware of the time limits arising from the Domestic Partners Property Acti and the strict requirements of Binding Financial Agreements made pursuant to the Family Law Act. ii Those claims can be ea
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Mar 16, 2016 – “Time problems” form a significant portion of the claims and complaints made against legal practitioners – and those problems do not stop once proceedings are issued. Serving proceedings within time is also important.
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Mar 7, 2019 – The term ‘electronic conveyancing’ refers to a conveyancing transaction where practitioners have elected to settle electronically through the electronic platform provided by Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA).
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Jun 1, 2018 – Time limitation problems sometimes arise because practitioners are unaware of relevant time limitations. A good place to start in this regard if the recently updated Limitation Schedule which is available in the Law Society website.
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May 15, 2017 – An often nearly foolproof way to be sued for professional negligence is to sue a client (particularly a disgruntled one) for unpaid fees. Claims in negligence arising from actions by practitioners in pursuit of their fees are a common source of no
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Jun 16, 2014 – Set out below are claims and complaints by practice and root cause that have presented at Law Claims in recent times. Claims that arise from a failure to meet critical dates or respond to client deadlines affect all areas of practice. The number a
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Mar 14, 2019 – 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 1, 2017 – I recall that when I first commenced practice – sometime in the late Jurassic period – fax machines were new and exciting. Those early fax machines printed out their messages on shiny thermal paper – usually on long rolls. It didn’t take long for fi
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Nov 16, 2014 – A recent decision of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia has considered the meaning of “material fact” in an application for extension of time in personal injury matters. Section 36 of the Limitation of Actions Act 1936 (SA) (“th
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Oct 30, 2018 – Decisions of the Masters
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Jun 12, 2019 – Points of Law is the Law Society President's regular column in the Advertiser Newspaper.
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Mar 15, 2019 – Links and resources for commencing and managing your practice
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Nov 17, 2017 – This Schedule is prepared as a guide for legal practitioners on the limitation periods which apply to causes of action instituted in South Australia.
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Sep 24, 2015 – View all Law Society Submissions. To represent the interests of members and the wider community, the Law Society actively seeks to influence policy and legislation through submissions to government, opposition parties, the courts and other bodies eit
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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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Mar 5, 2019 – The Wills Register is an initiative of the Law Society's Succession Law Committee and the aim is to provide a secure centralised register containing the location of South Australian Wills. It allows legal practitioners to quickly track down lost Will
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Nov 14, 2015 – The Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme 2015 requires practitioners to provide Law Claims with written notice of any claim made against them during the policy period.