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
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.
A New Lawyer’s Guide to Getting it Right the First Time
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.
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.
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.
Law Society of NSW Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS)
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.
Binding Financial Agreements
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90G and 90K
Rogic v Samaan  NSWSC 1464
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
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.