WEBINAR - Know Your Client: How to Avoid Conveyancing Fraud
|Date:||24 Sep 2013|
|Start Time:||1:30 PM|
|End Time:||3:00 PM|
|Price:||AU $ 110.00 (Inc. GST)|
|Member Price:||AU $77.00 (Inc. GST)|
|Earlybird Price (non Member):||AU $110.00 (Inc. GST)|
|Earlybird Price (Member):||AU $57.75 (Inc. GST)|
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This webinar will be presented by Paul Watkins, General Counsel, Stewart Title and will cover the following issues:
- How conveyancers can avoid being implicated in fraudulent transactions - risks and red flags to be aware of
- Case studies in other jurisdictions - the focus being primarily on the importance of client indentification and prudence with witnessing transfers
- The potential for fraud in the electronic conveyancing context - discuss allocation of risk on PEXA platform
- Powers of Attorney - case studies and red flags
CPC Note: This webinar qualifies as your Risk Management requirement for CPC.
Paul Watkins is the General Counsel, Australia, for Stewart Title Limited. In that role, Paul is responsible for commercial and residential policy development, risk management, regulatory compliance, claims and underwriting supervision and general corporate legal matters.
Paul is a solicitor and was admitted to practice in 2001. Prior to joining Stewart Title, Paul worked in private practice in the ACT and NSW in both small and medium sized law firms, where he gained considerable experience in residential and commercial conveyancing, commercial property development, leasing and general property practice. Paul joined Stewart Title in 2004 as Legal Counsel and was appointed General Counsel for the Australian Branch in 2007.
Paul has been a contributor to a number of Australia legal industry publications discussing the benefits of title insurance, including the New South Wales Law Society Journal and various AIC publications Australia wide. Paul has particular expertise in risk management and regularly presents to lawyers, conveyancers and lenders on a variety of risk management related issues, including title insurance, title claims and real estate fraud.
Paul also has a keen interest in native title law. In 2010 Paul took up a position as a Senior Legal Officer for a Native Title representative body in Queensland to assist in the management of a number of native title claims in the Federal Court, including the negotiation of various Indigenous Land Use Agreements on behalf of the Indigenous traditional owners. Paul resumed his role with Stewart Title in 2011.
In his spare time Paul loves to spend time with his family, play drums and has a fondness for restoring old Minis.
Paul holds degrees in Law (Hons) and Social Sciences from the University of Canberra and is admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
Member registrations received before 28 February 2013 will receive a 25% discount ($57.75).
As of 1 March 2013 prices will revert to the following:
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