• CPD Points: 1.5 [PS] [SL]
  • Price: $49.00
  • Area: Conveyancing and Property; Property Law
  • Delivered: March 2024
Digital Content
  • Recording
  • Slides and Papers (37 pages)

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Description

This session is delivered for the Society's annual Support for Support Staff series and for Early Career Lawyers. The session covers:

  • Practical tips on how to advise clients who are entering into or have entered into a contract to purchase land.
  • Understanding some of the things that can go wrong and how expensive that can be for the new owner.
  • Comments on the standard contract and suggestions for boosting your precedent library.

Key Takeaways

  • It's your role to advise on risks but the client's decision on how to proceed.
  • Unfinished planning, building & plumbing documentation can be costly and take time to resolve.
  • Attention to detail is vital.

Clare Wootton, Senior Associate, Simmons Wolfhagen

About the Presenter:

Ms Clare Wootton is a key member of the Local Government, Planning & Development team at Simmons Wolfhagen. Clare is highly specialised in all property matters relating to local government, including drafting agreements; advising on the amendment of sealed plans; compulsory acquisition of land or interests in land; adverse possession applications; issues relating to strata titles; and the creation, amendment and extinguishment of easements and covenants. Clare is experienced in land investigations, access issues, dedication of land, reserve roads and notations on land titles and providing advice in relation to the issues that arise within these areas. Clare also assists clients with estate planning, preparation of wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship, probate and estate administration. Clare is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, a member of the Law Society Property and Commercial Law Committee, Tasmanian Women Lawyers Committee and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (Tasmanian Branch).

Karen Abey, Acting Director City Life, Hobart City Council

About the Presenter:

Ms Karen Abey worked as a solicitor for 20 years before moving to work at the City of Hobart. Most of that time was spent in corporate and commercial litigation in Sydney, followed by local government and planning in Hobart with Simmons Wolfhagen. She's currently Acting Director City Life, which is not a legal role.

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