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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.

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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Australia

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Delivering bad news

5/10/2022
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. Additional Resources: A...

Duration:00:35:20

File ownership and documents – who owns what?

2/23/2022
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.

Duration:00:24:13

Complaints against Solicitors

11/16/2021
In this episode - 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.

Duration:00:36:12

Mental Fitness and Legal Practice

9/14/2021
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. Show Notes: Resources Law...

Duration:00:37:36

Trends in family law – risks beyond the horizon

6/30/2021
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...

Duration:00:36:53

Cyber Attacks on Law Practices

4/27/2021
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.

Duration:00:42:10

Sexual Harassment in Law Practices

2/24/2021
In this episode, Elissa Baxter, General Counsel at Lawcover and Michaela Moloney, Partner at K&L Gates, discuss sexual harassment in law practices. Show notes: Need cover for employment related claims? Consider Lawcover’s NEW Lawyers Management Liability insurance. Click here for more information. Other Resources mentioned: Respect@work report 2020, Australian Human Rights Commission Richardson v Oracle [2014] FCAFC 82 Vergara v Ewin [2014] FCAFC 100

Duration:00:38:19

Employment Risks in the Aftermath of Claims

11/10/2020
The aftermath of a claim is a prime opportunity to explore changes to a law practice, particularly issues around employees whose conduct might have contributed to the claim. Show Notes: In this episode, guests Alex Haslam and Sarah Wood discuss systems around good employee supervision and the creation of ethical law firm cultures. They also discuss ways to approach disciplining or dismissing employees whose conduct is not meeting the firm’s expectations, and the employment law risks which...

Duration:00:28:54

Your Practice − Four Essential Questions

9/14/2020
We discuss the importance of having a risk management strategy for your legal practice. This includes the four essential questions that every legal practice owner should ask in order to reduce general risks and in particular, the risk of claims.

Duration:00:38:50

Client Files – Managing the Risk

6/29/2020
Every client file is different and proper management is key for timely and effective client service and risk mitigation.

Duration:00:36:04

Remote Working – Employment Issues

5/4/2020
When running a legal practice what are your obligations as an employer when it comes to working remotely? We discuss the risks, what is reasonably practicable and how you can minimise the risk to yourself, the legal practice and your employees to ensure a safe and effective work environment for everyone.

Duration:00:26:06

Remote Working – Mitigating Risk

4/19/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we look at the unique challenges that solicitors and law practices face as they transition to a remote working environment and evolving work arrangements. What are the potential risk implications for your practice? We discuss how systems, processes, clients and employees are impacted and how you can best minimise the risk of a professional negligence claim during these times of uncertainty.

Duration:00:29:36

Family Provision

2/24/2020
In family provision litigation there are points where your exposure to risk increases. Knowing where these danger points lie can make all the difference. We examine the stages of family provision litigation and the points at which a solicitor is most exposed to risk. We examine how and why each risk point arises and what you can do to manage it.

Duration:00:47:35

Changing Ethics – What is Expected?

11/25/2019
Do solicitors stick to advising on the strict application of the law, or do they have a role in helping a client decide what is right and wrong?

Duration:00:35:28

Property Transactions using Powers of Attorney

9/30/2019
For many solicitors property transactions form a large part of legal practice; but they are not always straightforward.

Duration:00:25:32

Litigation – Lessons Learned

8/16/2019
By examining recent cases we discuss the key risk areas in litigation practice, how this risk presents itself in different matters and the steps you can take to manage it in your practice.

Duration:00:42:09

Cyber Risk – The Facts

7/1/2019
What cyber risks are relevant to your legal practice and what can you do about it? We discuss recent cyber claims, why and how solicitors have become targets and what can be done to secure your legal practice against cyber-attack.

Duration:00:34:35

Practice Financials – The Power of the Dollar

5/13/2019
For a legal practice to thrive, good financial management is key. We examine the link between poor financial management and professional negligence claims, and what can be done to minimise the likelihood of problems occurring while working towards a more profitable and successful law practice.

Duration:00:40:27

Practice Management Issues

3/25/2019
Lawcover shares lessons from 10 years of law firm visits and examines the recurring risk issues and key aspects of legal practice management that commonly give rise to claims, how you can better understand your practice systems and what you can do to improve operations and minimise risk.

Duration:00:27:41

The Cost of Defamation

2/10/2019
Sometimes it’s the simplest of actions that can expose a solicitor to a defamation claim. We discuss recent claims in the area and examine why solicitors are at risk, how they can become exposed to claims and what precautions they can take to control the risk within their practice.

Duration:00:40:51