Courses & Units

Commercial and Corporate Practice LCA103



This unit forms part of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.


This module is concerned with the general areas of law comprising Commercial Practice as well as the role, and duties of a commercial practitioner. Trainees are given a series of seminars and workshops addressing business structures generally and in particular companies, partnerships and trusts.

Specific instruction is given on the various elements associated with the sale and purchase of a business and trainees are required to act for a client in either the sale or purchase of a business and maintain a simulated file for the transaction.

In addition, trainees cover the basic elements of business loans and securities with particular emphasis on mortgages of real property, mortgages of personal property and guarantees. Trainees will also consider revenue implications (ie duty, capital gains tax and goods and services tax) in business transactions. In doing so, trainees are required to draft and/or give written advice to their client about a security document and are required to address revenue implications in letters, tax invoices and statements prepared in the business purchase transaction file they maintain.Trainees are given instruction on drafting commercial agreements (such as commercial leases and franchise agreements) and draft a commercial agreement based on instructions from a simulated client.


Unit name Commercial and Corporate Practice
Unit code LCA103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Centre for Legal Studies
Teaching staff

Mr Phillip Kimber, LL.B, Legal Practitioner

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Legal Practice On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Legal Practice 31/1/2020 9/3/2020 4/5/2020 31/7/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $1,729.00 090913

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  • Pre-requisites: LLB and Admission to course L6B Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.


Teaching Pattern

Unit is part of GradDipLegPrac. Course carries a full-time load taught over 3 days per week. Attendance is compulsory.


Assessment of all elements in this Unit will be in accordance with the requirements of the Law Admissions Consultancy Council's 'National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers'.

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