Letters for Lawyers: Conveyancing

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Federation Press, 2000 - Conveyancing - 210 pages
Book + CD available as a package or individuallyEvery letter that you write creates a permanent record of the information it contains. Accordingly, it is important to ensure that it accurately reflects your ideas and communicates in a way that satisfies the needs of your reader. Letters also convey an image of the writer and of his or her competence and professionalism. Clearly, it is in your interest to use your letters to create a positive impression.de Groot and Maxwell, Legal Letter Writing, 1994Here's to plain language and clear understanding.Kaspar Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) to Sam Slade (Humphrey Bogart), proposing a toast, in The Maltese Falcon.Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.Sir Winston ChurchillBroadcast address, 9 February 1941Words are a lawyer's tools of trade. Precedents are the templates used to leverage the lawyer's skills and letters are the basic tools of legal practice. Yet often we put much more effort and sophistication into our computerised delivery systems than into our precedents. It takes time and skill to write letters that are concise and plain but also comprehensive and it is hard to find time to keep your letters up-to-date.This book of letters will test the legal profession's interest in practical tools to do the job by offering templates for that deceptively commonplace legal task called conveyancing.The letters are written by a lawyer keen on plain language and have been refined over 30 years of daily application. They can save you time, make you money and let you sleep more soundly at night by providing you and your staff with inbuilt checklists. They can help you build your reputation with your clients for thoroughness and clarity, while evincing and adding to the value of your services.

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Mr Barnsley has authored an indispensable guide for any conveyancing solicitor. A must have reference for anyone regularly opening conveyancing files.


CV20 Questionnaire
CV50 Bill for preparing upfront sale contract
CV90 Letter to auctioneer sending sale contract
CV130 Letter to agent when purchaser found
CV150 Letter to agent sending deposit cheque
CV180 Letter to mortgagee bank for discharge
CV210 Letter of advice about early possession
CV240 Settlement statement Sydney and country
CP110 Letter sending survey report to client
CP140 Letter to vendors solicitors sending contract for exchange
CP170 Letter about release of deposit
CP190 Letter sending transfer and requesting settlement
CP220 Letter to purchaser sending copy of replies to requisitions
CP250 Letter sending draft settlement statement to vendors
CP270 Bill for purchase and mortgage
CP300 Letter to mortgagees solicitors giving settlement details

CV290 Bill to vendor after previous bill for sale contract
CP10 Letter to purchaser acknowledging instructions to act
CP40 Letter sending contract to client
CP50 Paragraph for letter sending contract to buyer of strata title
CP80 Letter to council request for building certificate
CP340 Letter to client reporting completion
LT10 Letter sending draft lease to tenants solicitor
LT40 Letter to tenant about lease
LT50 Bill for tenant client

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