Costs agreements and ongoing disclosure - Tips and traps for solicitors

Date uploaded:
27 Aug 2020

All Victorian practitioners will be familiar with the need to provide Costs Agreements and Costs Disclosure to their clients under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (LPUL).  It is part of everyday life as practising lawyers.  

Sam Tatarka and Michele Brooks host today’s session focussed on Tips and Traps for solicitors in this important and necessary area of practice.  Sam and Michele provide a refresher on the key requirements for Victorian lawyers around their LPUL compliance obligations and the consequences of non-compliance, with a broader focus on strategies to improve our compliance, proactively manage client complaints and update our risk management strategies to avoid problems in future.  The session ends with some practical tips to consider when reviewing and updating existing costs agreements.

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