The Changing Face of Conveyancing Responsibility

(2015) 5 Property Law Review 109

5 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2019

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Lynden Griggs

University of Tasmania

Rouhshi Low

Queensland University of Technology

Rod Thomas

Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law; University of Cambridge - Cambridge Centre for Property Law; European Law Institute; IPRA-CINDER; Australian College of Strata Lawyers

Date Written: January 29, 2015

Abstract

In this note we examine two cases, one from Australia, the other from New Zealand, both of which explore the responsibility of legal practitioners engaged as professionals in the buying and selling of land. What will be shown is that the allocation of risk and responsibility is constantly under scrutiny for those involved in the conveyancing process, something which the nascent Australian electronic conveyancing protocols will only heighten.

Keywords: Conveyancing Risk, Transfer of Risk with Automation, Recent New Zealand and Australian Examples, Torrens Automation Issues

Suggested Citation

Griggs, Lynden and Low, Rouhshi and Thomas, Rod, The Changing Face of Conveyancing Responsibility (January 29, 2015). (2015) 5 Property Law Review 109 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3325559

Lynden Griggs

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Rouhshi Low

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

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Rod Thomas (Contact Author)

Auckland University of Technology - Faculty of Business & Law ( email )

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University of Cambridge - Cambridge Centre for Property Law ( email )

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Australian College of Strata Lawyers ( email )

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