Recorded Webinar: Practical Ethics in Property Matters (Ethics)

Date: 16th February 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Property practitioners know that client identification and the right to deal with property is a hot issue. This session looks at the practical ways to deal with the ID problem and avoid ethics risk in the process:
  • Gaining proof of identity and the right to deal with a property – what is required?
  • Client identification in the e-conveyancing framework – ethics implications
  • Is your client a foreigner? – ethics implications of determining non-resident status for tax and duty purposes
  • Proof of identity where an entity is the client - going behind the veil
  • Taking reasonable steps in establishing identity – what does this mean?
  • Understanding and managing the risk of client identity fraud
  • Ethical dilemmas when faced with information you suspect is false or misleading
  • Determining authority to act in transactions
  • Taking instructions – who are you taking instructions from and why does it matter?
  • Dealing with government authorities where client identity matters
  • Case study
Our presenter

Tony Cahill, Legal Author & Commentator, Chatswood

Tony Cahill was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. In July 2002 he commenced a ‘sabbatical’ from private legal practice to concentrate on legal education and writing.

He was a co-author with Russell Cocks and Paul Gibney of the first New South Wales edition of 1001 Conveyancing Answers, and is currently a co-author of Conveyancing Service New South Wales and Annotated Conveyancing and Real Property Legislation New South Wales, both published by LexisNexis.


This webinar is suitable for property lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Ethics compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.

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Product Code: WB13FEB18
 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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