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Most significant changes to property law in 50 years

Hear from Professor Sharon Christensen and Emeritus Professor Bill Duncan on the most significant changes to property law in 50 years

04 Dec 2023

The inside scoop on the Symposium Property Law sessions

Tickets are now on sale for QLS Symposium 2024 and we can’t wait to welcome you back live and in-person!

The QLS Symposium program is delivering a dedicated Property Law track, packed with all the latest updates and information for your area of practice.

From deep-dive discussions on industry developments to practical tips and expert insights, QLS Symposium 2024 is a must-attend event for all Property Law professionals.

Check out the program and register now
21 Nov 2023

Body Corporate Bill passed

On 24 August 2023, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, introduced the Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament.

Read more on QLS Proctor
31 Oct 2023

QLS has its say on housing affordability and availability

Mortgage stress, the rental crisis, and critically low levels of available housing are high on the agenda here in Queensland, particularly off the back of last week’s interest rate rise.

QLS Planning and Environment Law Committee Chair Michael Connor, Committee member Troy Webb and QLS Principal Policy Solicitor Wendy Devine represented the Society at a public hearing into the Housing Availability and Affordability (Planning and Other Legislation Amendment) Bill 2023 on 9 November.

In its submission on the Bill, QLS acknowledges the shortage of housing supply and the government’s investigation of many options in response to the crisis.

Read our full submission


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Modern times, modern act: The new Property Law Act

The long-standing Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) has been replaced by the Property Law Bill 2023 (Qld) (‘Bill’). Learn what provisions have changed or been redrafted using modern language and how this affects your practice, straight from the lead members of the Review Team at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

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Verifying identity in a digital economy

Our cybersecurity expert takes you through why we verify identity, considerations of risk and fraud, and the two types of VOI: reasonable steps vs Safe Harbour. Hear more on implementation, professional obligations and procedural requirements in various areas of practice.

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Understanding the new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets

Be across the impact of the new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets. Learn about the intricacies of the new Register, including its legal framework and implications for foreign investors.

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Seller disclosure regime

Consider how the new seller disclosure regime affects your practice and how you can better equip your clients when they make one of their biggest financial decisions – buying and selling property.

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Symposium 2023: Property Law Stream 

QLS Symposium is the premier professional development event for generalist legal practitioners and other interested professionals in Queensland. It has been designed to equip practitioners with up-to-date knowledge, key strategies and practical tools needed to thrive in the complexity of legal practice.

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Property Law conference  

The QLS Property Law Conference explores the latest developments and key issues in Property Law, bringing together legal professionals, academics, and industry experts to share their knowledge, insights, and experiences in the field.

Hear from specialists as they cover a wide range of topics and gain valuable insights into emerging legal issues, best practices, and strategies for success in your property law practice.

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Introduction to Conveyancing

This comprehensive, self-paced introductory course will develop your conveyancing knowledge and skills. The course is designed for junior legal staff and more senior practitioners looking to pivot into a new area of practice. 

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Unfair Contract Terms reforms: are you ready?

Significant changes arrived to the Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) regime in November 2023. These amendments broaden the scope of the regime and introduce penalties for non-compliance. Get expert knowledge to protect your clients and your practice.


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