26 episodes

Lawcover presents Risk on Air - a series of podcasts focusing on issues, trends and developments in legal practice and how they can impact on your practice.

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Lawcover presents Risk on Air - a series of podcasts focusing on issues, trends and developments in legal practice and how they can impact on your practice.

    Delivering bad news

    Delivering bad news

    In this episode, host Julian Morrow co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra chats with Susan Hill, Special Counsel at Hones Lawyers and author of "A New Lawyers Guide to Getting it Right the First Time", about the risks associated with the delivery of bad news. They examine ways to deliver bad news with empathy while maintaining a focus on the facts and without damaging the relationship with the client or your reputation.



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    A New Lawyer’s Guide to Getting it Right the First Time

    • 35 min
    File ownership and documents – who owns what?

    File ownership and documents – who owns what?

    In this episode host Julian Morrow co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra chats with Elissa Baxter, Chief Legal Officer at Lawcover about file ownership. We examine recent case law on the ownership of file notes, and the implications for ownership of other documents in solicitors’ files. We provide practical points to reduce risk and prepare you for when a client says – I want my file.

    • 24 min
    Complaints against Solicitors

    Complaints against Solicitors

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    Host Julian Morrow (co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra) chats with John McKenzie, (Legal Services Commissioner for NSW) about solicitor complaints. They explore the key causes of complaints, how a client relationship can sour, how solicitors can form an appropriate response to a complaint and what you can do to reduce the likelihood of complaints.

    • 36 min
    Mental Fitness and Legal Practice

    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.



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    Resources



    Law Society of NSW Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS)

    LIFELINE

    • 37 min
    Trends in family law – risks beyond the horizon

    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 [2018] NSWSC 1464



    Spouse maintenance



    Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90F and 90UI



    Millington & Millington [2007] FamCA 687 (29 June 2007)



    Fosse & Salvage [2019] FamCA 385 (14 June 2019)



    Spouse maintenance orders



    Bodilly & Hand [2019] FamCA 210 (9 April 2019)



    Blevins and Blevins [2019] 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

    • 36 min
    Cyber Attacks on Law Practices

    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.

    • 42 min

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