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38 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Mental Fitness and Legal Practice
In this episode we delve into neuroscience and how it can help us manage our workloads, reduce risk and how maintaining mental fitness can prepare you for life’s biggest challenges. Hosted by Julian Morrow, co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra who chats with Rachel Clements, co-founder and Director of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health and Resilia about creating a healthy relationship with stress. Show Notes: Resources Law Society of NSW Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS) LIFELINE
37 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Trends in family law – risks beyond the horizon
Renee Stevens, Legal Risk Manager at Lawcover and Kristy Nunn, Director of Mullane & Lindsay, discuss recent cases and claims highlighting some key risk areas of family law practice, and explore how to manage these risks effectively. Show Notes: Binding Financial Agreements Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90G and 90K Rogic v Samaan  NSWSC 1464 Spouse maintenance Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90F and 90UI Millington & Millington  FamCA 687 (29 June 2007) Fosse & Salvage  FamCA 385 (14 June 2019) Spouse maintenance orders Bodilly & Hand  FamCA 210 (9 April 2019) Blevins and Blevins  FCCA 1923 (11 July 2019) Child support and child support agreements Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) sections 80C(2), 83 and 106A(5)(a) Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) Part 4 Superannuation splitting orders Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 (Cth) Part 7A Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001 (Cth) Regulation 72
42 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Cyber Attacks on Law Practices
In this episode, Jack Boyd provides the inside story on how New South Wales law firms have been impacted by cyber-attacks in the last few years.
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Sexual Harassment in Law Practices
In this episode, Elissa Baxter, General Counsel at Lawcover and Michaela Moloney, Partner at K&L Gates, discuss sexual harassment in law practices. Show notes: Need cover for employment related claims? Consider Lawcover’s NEW Lawyers Management Liability insurance. Click here for more information. Other Resources mentioned: Respect@work report 2020, Australian Human Rights Commission Richardson v Oracle  FCAFC 82 Vergara v Ewin  FCAFC 100
29 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Employment Risks in the Aftermath of Claims
The aftermath of a claim is a prime opportunity to explore changes to a law practice, particularly issues around employees whose conduct might have contributed to the claim. Show Notes: In this episode, guests Alex Haslam and Sarah Wood discuss systems around good employee supervision and the creation of ethical law firm cultures. They also discuss ways to approach disciplining or dismissing employees whose conduct is not meeting the firm’s expectations, and the employment law risks which arise from disciplinary action. Cases discussed Legal Services Commissioner v Ibidapo Olayemi  VCAT 1283 For law practices wanting insurance for employment related claims, information about Lawcover’s Lawyers Management Liability Policy can be found here: Lawyers Management Liability
39 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Your Practice − Four Essential Questions
We discuss the importance of having a risk management strategy for your legal practice. This includes the four essential questions that every legal practice owner should ask in order to reduce general risks and in particular, the risk of claims.
36 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Client Files – Managing the Risk
Every client file is different and proper management is key for timely and effective client service and risk mitigation.
26 minutes | May 3, 2020
Remote Working – Employment Issues
When running a legal practice what are your obligations as an employer when it comes to working remotely? We discuss the risks, what is reasonably practicable and how you can minimise the risk to yourself, the legal practice and your employees to ensure a safe and effective work environment for everyone.
30 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Remote Working – Mitigating Risk
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we look at the unique challenges that solicitors and law practices face as they transition to a remote working environment and evolving work arrangements. What are the potential risk implications for your practice? We discuss how systems, processes, clients and employees are impacted and how you can best minimise the risk of a professional negligence claim during these times of uncertainty.
48 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
In family provision litigation there are points where your exposure to risk increases. Knowing where these danger points lie can make all the difference. We examine the stages of family provision litigation and the points at which a solicitor is most exposed to risk. We examine how and why each risk point arises and what you can do to manage it.
35 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Changing Ethics – What is Expected?
Do solicitors stick to advising on the strict application of the law, or do they have a role in helping a client decide what is right and wrong?
26 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Property Transactions using Powers of Attorney
For many solicitors property transactions form a large part of legal practice; but they are not always straightforward.
42 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
Litigation – Lessons Learned
By examining recent cases we discuss the key risk areas in litigation practice, how this risk presents itself in different matters and the steps you can take to manage it in your practice.
35 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Cyber Risk – The Facts
What cyber risks are relevant to your legal practice and what can you do about it? We discuss recent cyber claims, why and how solicitors have become targets and what can be done to secure your legal practice against cyber-attack.
40 minutes | May 13, 2019
Practice Financials – The Power of the Dollar
For a legal practice to thrive, good financial management is key. We examine the link between poor financial management and professional negligence claims, and what can be done to minimise the likelihood of problems occurring while working towards a more profitable and successful law practice.
28 minutes | Mar 25, 2019
Practice Management Issues
Lawcover shares lessons from 10 years of law firm visits and examines the recurring risk issues and key aspects of legal practice management that commonly give rise to claims, how you can better understand your practice systems and what you can do to improve operations and minimise risk.
41 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
The Cost of Defamation
Sometimes it’s the simplest of actions that can expose a solicitor to a defamation claim. We discuss recent claims in the area and examine why solicitors are at risk, how they can become exposed to claims and what precautions they can take to control the risk within their practice.
41 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Changes in Conveyancing
Conveyancing is one of the largest areas of legal practice and it is changing.We discuss these changes along with cases, current issues and recent developments in conveyancing and how this relates to risk in everyday legal practice.
43 minutes | Sep 4, 2018
Getting the Message Across
Are you confident that misunderstandings or false assumptions could not arise between yourself and your client? We discuss recent cases which highlight the importance of clear client communication, how and why these situations occur and what can be done to manage the risk in your legal practice.
54 minutes | Jul 31, 2018
Are you unsure if your client has capacity to make a will? What should you do? We examine key cases surrounding testamentary capacity and practical measures that solicitors can take to ensure the risk is minimised and that the client’s will has the best chance of being upheld in a capacity challenge.
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