Building the agenda

Although representatives of the Queensland state government staged a boycott of the conference, it was nevertheless considered a success as representatives from most state law societies, the Federal Treasury, the Attorney General's Department, the major banks as well as non-lawyer conveyancers, professional indemnity insurers and property developers were present. The national project team is to consist of one representative allocated to each stakeholders group, comprising lawyers, bankers, conveyancers, mortgage processors, information brokers, jurisdictions, main registries, state registry offices and non-bank lenders.

According to the executive director of NECS, Simon Libbis, the system will be of a truly national character despite Queensland's non-attendance. The Queenslanders feel that their Victorian Electronic Conveyancing (VEC) model is better than the NECS.

Article on Lawyers Weekly

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