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Lunchtime Series

10 June, 2016 to 24 June, 2016 - Book for the entire June Judges series

The Hon Justice Julie Ward, The Hon Justice Fabian Gleeson, The Hon Justice Arthur Emmett — Supreme Court of NSW

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Lunchtime Series

10 June, 2016 - Recent developments in Corporations Law

The Hon Justice Julie Ward, Supreme Court of NSW

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A review of Legal Profession Uniform General Rule 36(4) is now underway

The Legal Services Council is reviewing Legal Profession Uniform General Rule 36(4).  It is seeking your views on whether law practices should be required to provide a receipt in every instance that money is received into a trust account, either directly from the client or via bank transfer from the client or a third party payer.
The Council is seeking the views of consumers/consumer organisations, law practices and the public about the practical implications and value of UGR 36(4) and whether it should be changed. It is currently considering three options:
1. that a receipt is to be provided on request only (ie, reverting to the previous position);
2. existing UGR 36(4) remains unchanged and a receipt is required in each instance for all payers; or
3. the current rule is retained with a limited exception that receipts are only required to be given to commercial and government clients or third party payers on request.
A copy of a draft amendment based on option 1 is available at the Legal Services Council website.
Any views (or further views) that you may wish to offer will be considered at the next meeting of the Council scheduled for 29 June 2016. Please send your comments to before COB 1 June 2016.  As this is a public consultation process you should note that your submission will be made public unless you advise us that it is confidential. 

CLA AGM, Wednesday, 25 May, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of The Commercial Law Association of Australia Ltd will be held at the offices of Bartier Perry, Level 10, 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney commencing at 5.30pm, Wednesday, 
25 May 2016.

All CLA members are welcome to attend.

To view the Commercial Law Association of Australia Annual Report, Financial Report, Notice of Meeting Explanatory statement, minutes of the previous AGM and obtain a Proxy Form please click here.

Vol29 No4 December 2015-February 2016

Vol29 No4 December 2015-February 2016

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