On 6 October 2021, I presented a CPD session for the Family Law Bar Association, together with Senior Judicial Registrar Parker of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and Dr Robin Smith of the Victorian Bar, about recent changes to Australia’s family law system.
I shared a few thoughts about the harmonised Family Law Rules. Whilst I did not write a paper per se, I thought that some practitioners may find utility in the notes I used for my presentation, a copy of which you may download, or view below.
A recording of the entire session is available to members of the Victorian Bar on the CPD section of the Bar website, and to others by subscription to CPD In Session.
Dr Anna Parker and I recently recorded a video CPD presentation to assist solicitors in navigating the COVID-19 version of litigation in Australia. In particular, we discussed electronic brief and electronic hearings, mediations and conferences.
The video runs for just under one hour and, if relevant, may provide 1 CPD point in relation to professional skills.
On 4 May 2017, Debra Cherrie and I presented to a group of around 35 lawyers at Arnold Bloch Leibler on the fundamentals of family law financial matters, and how family law intersects with commercial law.
The topics covered included:
Requirement for Justice & Equity
What Constitutes Property under the Family Law Act 1975