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ESSENTIAL Professional Conduct: Legal Accounting

by Bronwyn Olliffe
BA (Hons) LLB LLM 
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney



Author: Olliffe, Bronwyn
Title: Essential Professional Conduct: Legal Accounting
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780980741414 (pbk)
Series: Zortonomy Core Law Student Collection
Page length: 172pp

The Zortonomy™ Core Law Student Collection provides law students with a concise guide to key elements of core legal subjects.
Essential Professional Conduct: Legal Accounting, now in its 3rd edition, provides law students and newly admitted legal practitioners with the knowledge to maintain trust and office accounts in accordance with the law and good practice. Focusing on practice transactions and specimen accounts, any qualms about bookeeping and legal accounting compliance will be quashed. The text primarily covers the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) and the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 (NSW), however as this legislation mirrors the national scheme, the text will be of relevance to all jurisdictions which have a similar legislative scheme. 

Chapter 1: Trust Money
Chapter 2: Legal Costs
Chapter 3: The General Trust Account
Chapter 4: Primary Accounting Records
Chapter 5: Secondary Accounting Records
Chapter 6: The Office Account
Chapter 7: Balancing the Books
Chapter 8: Controlled Money
Chapter 9: Additional Obligations
Chapter 10: Other Records
Chapter 11: Goods and Services Tax ('GST')
Chapter 11: Defences to Intentional Torts
Chapter 12: Practice Transactions
Chapter 13: Specimen Accounts for Potter Associates