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Our Management Committee is working hard to keep you informed. 
For all COVID-19 updates that may affect our members and/or their practices, please follow our Facebook Page. 
The COVID-19 situation is evolving day by day and we are finding that the quickest way to get updates (and the most effective way to receive notifications at your end) is to use the Facebook platform.

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We will continue to work with and support our community as best we can.

We have made available various links to different resources and updates to measures by Courts and relevant organisations that effect our members. You can find those links available on our Documents & Links page under the COVID-19 banner.  If you are in need of help and don't know where to begin, members can contact us and we will do our very best to help.
Email us at hello@lsrla.org.au and one of our committee will be in touch.

We are all in this together!

OUR MISSION

The Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association has been established for the purpose of supporting our local legal profession by providing opportunities for networking, education and professional development and lobbying for those interests that affect these legal professionals and the practice of law in these districts.

Our objectives are:

    • To support our regional legal communities;
    • To encourage, support and contribute to the sharing of knowledge and professional development among members;
    • To advocate for the interests of our community (both legal and non-legal);
    • To encourage and foster collegiality and meaningful friendships among members;
    • To promote and advocate for the interests of regional legal communities;
    • To work alongside the Queensland Law Society and contribute to the greater profession in any way that we can.

If you’re interested in becoming involved in the association, please contact us.  We’d love to hear from you.


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If you want to be part of a growing community of legal professionals, become a member today. We welcome members of all types of professionals working in the legal industry, including students, practice professionals, solicitors, barristers and members of the judiciary. If you want to support our community, join us today.

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Upcoming events

    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    Register

    Join us for our CPD event of the year about the Costs Agreements; ethics and practice

    LSRLA is pleased to offer members a free lunchtime seminar on costs recovery and costs agreements with Paul Cameron, costs assessor.  With over 14 years experience as a costs assessor, Paul is well placed to update us on recent decisions that affect costs agreements to ensure that our agreements say what they should so that we can confidently enforce our entitlement to be paid.    Don’t be complacent thinking that the boilerplate QLS costs agreement will suffice.  You don’t want to do all your hard work for a client, not be paid and then face a time consuming (and expensive) court battle.  

    Recent decisions in 2019 bring cost recovery and costs agreements into the spotlight for legal practitioners: 

    • The High Court recently upended the Chorley exception allowing self-represented solicitors to recover costs. In Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow[2019] HCA 29  and applied in Equititrust Limited(Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liquidation) v Tucker & ors [ 2019] QSC308 , the High Court held that a self-represented practitioner cannot recover costs where they are acting in person. However, the Court has left open the question as to whether a self-employed director of an Incorporated Legal Practice can recover costs. 
    • McLaren v Wiltshire Lawyers Pty Ltd [2019] QSC 305 Where the Supreme Court of Qld set aside a family law costs agreement: “Whatever may be the standard necessary to meet the statutory requirement, the solicitor in this instance has not, in my view, made any genuine attempt to inform the client as required by the schedule. An estimate for fees and cost in a range between nil and $250,000 is not an estimate which provides any guidance for a client in the position of this plaintiff. It was not necessary to provide a single estimate to cover the extreme possibilities for the conduct of the claim. ...”

    Please join us via Zoom at 1pm on Thursday, 30 July 2020, for an informative lunchtime session on costs agreements. 

    Paul is experienced with preparing formal and informal assessments of costs, Costs Statements, itemised bills and submissions, and advocating for legal practitioners in costs litigation at a State and Federal level.  As a solicitor and costs assessor (on the Supreme Court Register of Approved Costs Assessors), Paul is able to shed some well needed light on costs agreements, getting them right and recovering costs!

    Should you have any specific questions that you would like addressed by Paul, please email us at hello@lsrla.org.au by Monday, 27 July 2020.  

    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020

    Time: 1:00pm

    Place: Zoom Online Webinar

    Cost: FREE

    All registrants will be sent an invitation to the Zoom Meeting after registrations close.

    This topic could not be more relevant and topical now so this is a perfect time to get up to speed with the things you need to know. Even better, you can get this timely update in the convenience of your home or office or home office!

    We would love to 'see' you there!

    Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Inc


    • 16 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Springwood Garden Chinese & Vietnamese Cuisine, 15 Murrajong Road, Springwood, Queensland


    **POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19**

    For the safety of all concerned, and following the advice of authorities, the Committee has resolved to postpone this event until further notice.  We hope to be able to return to you soon with an update as to when we will hold our AGM. In the meantime, we wish everyone the best of health, safety and calm during this stressful and uncertain time.
    Together we will get through this!


    The Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Inc will be holding our 4th  Annual General Meeting and Dinner on Friday 24 July 2020 at 6pm.  We will return to our friends at Springwood Garden Vietnamese & Chinese Cuisine to enjoy a sumptuous 10-course Dinner Banquet. We will also attend to necessary AGM business. 

    Please join us for a lovely evening with friends and colleagues.

    Event details: 

    Date: Friday, 16 October 2020

    Time: 6pm

    Place: Springwood Garden Vietnamese & Chinese Cuisine, 15 Murrajong Road, Springwood, Qld

    RSVP & Payment due: Friday 2 October 2020

    Formal notices and updates to come.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association Inc

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