Family Law (Fees) Regulations 2012

Details of the changes are available on the websites:

NOTE: General Federal Law fees in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia will also increase on 1 July 2019 –

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd (trading as TasNetworks) Electricity Transmission Wayleave Search Fee Increase

Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd (trading as TasNetworks) Electricity Transmission Wayleave Search Fee Increase

Please note that from 1 July 2019 in line with consumer price index (CPI), the fee payable to TasNetworks for an electricity transmission easement search will increase to $39.50 (inclusive of GST). TasNetworks has produced a brochure on wayleave easements which may be of interest to you and your clients. These are: • Transmission line easements: What do they mean for me? For free copies of the brochure or for any enquires about wayleave searches please contact Lisa Saville on 6271 6595 or email


Directors of the Centre for Legal Studies Ltd-Expressions of Interest Sought

The CLS is responsible for the Tasmanian practical legal training course which provides legal graduates with instruction in the duties of a legal practitioner, leading to the award of a graduate diploma in legal practice. There are three Society nominated Director positions available. Practitioners of all levels of experience are asked to consider lodging an expression by 21 June 2019. Further information is available here.


Member of the Solicitors Trust – Expressions of Interest Sought

The Solicitors’ Trust administers and manages the Solicitors’ Guarantee Fund, the major purposes of which are to compensate claimants in respect of claims for defaults by law practices to pay or deliver trust money or trust property and to pay the costs of the Legal Profession Board and Disciplinary Tribunal. The Society seeks expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified practitioners for nomination by it as a member of the Trust.  Expressions of interest close on 21 June 2019. Further information is available here.


Directory 2019


The Society is pleased to offer members the 2019 Directory. Featuring Tasmanian firms and barristers, courts, tribunals, boards, government agencies, mediators and arbitrators, public notaries,
information about the Society, its services and benefits and much more.  Ideal for practitioners, conveyancing clerks and
administration staff.  2019 order form Directory

UTAS – Ethics Committee

The University of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest for Ethics Committee Membership. Ethics Committees play a crucial role in the responsible conduct of research—this is an exciting opportunity for members of the community to support research in Tasmania.

Further Details

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches

The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship has launched today.

The $6,000 Scholarship, an initiative of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association and sponsored by law firm Maddocks, is open to final year law students, law graduates undertaking practical legal training and young lawyers with no more than five years’ post-admission experience across Australia.

Applicants are required to write a paper researching a topic relating to equality, diversity and the legal profession or the law.

The Scholarship is named for William Ah Ket, who completed his articles at Maddocks in 1902 before beginning a long and successful career at the Victorian Bar. He is Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background.

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches

Notice from the ATO – GST at Settlement Webinars on 8 May 2019

Since the introduction of GST at settlement on 1 July 2018, we have noticed a number of issues that seem to cause confusion when buying or selling new residential property or land.


  • Overview of the process for suppliers and purchasers
  • Who needs to complete the forms and when
  • How to complete your BAS correctly (for sellers/suppliers)
  • Common questions from industry
  • Tips on how to avoid common mistakes we’ve seen
  • If you make a mistake, how to fix it


  • Wednesday, 8 May 2019


  • 2.00pm–2.45pm AEST
  • 1.30pm–2.15pm ACST
  • 12noon–12.45pm AWST

Next steps

  • Register now to secure your place.
  • Submit your questions before the session when you register.