12th Annual Family Law Conference and pre-conference Intensive
Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August 2018
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
-169 DAYS
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Family law practice is constantly changing and the challenges facing practitioners continue to evolve. Our annual family law conference examines some of the major themes which have dominated the family law landscape. This year is no exception: we have two important High Court decisions to unpack involving parenting matters and financial agreements, and the globalising world community has brought international property and child support matters to the fore. 

Accounting, tax and financial issues are also front of mind. This year’s optional pre-conference intensive to be held on the afternoon of 1 August 2018 will focus on unpacking the mysteries of hidden assets and business valuations, as well as reviewing the CGT rollovers and Division 7A pitfalls facing separating parties in relationship breakdown.

Wednesday 1 August 2018

  1. What’s it Worth: Valuing a Business in Property Settlements
  2. Hidden Wealth, Disclosure Obligations and Financial Statements
  3. Tax Aspects of Family Court Property Orders and Agreements

Thursday 2 August 2018

Property Matters

  • Assessing Interests and Contributions in Family Law Cases – How Does it All Add Up?
  • Section 79A - Setting Aside Property Settlement Orders
  • Cross Jurisdictional Matters and Dealing with Overseas Property
  • The Corporations Act and Family Law

Children and Parenting Issues

  • Parenting Disputes and the Child’s Best Interests Following the High Court’s Decision in Bondelmonte
  • Impact of Substance Abuse in Parenting Matters
  • Child Support and Overseas Payers – When Maintenance Obligations Extend Beyond the Border

Friday 3 August 2018

Courtroom Procedural Issues

  • Caught on Camera: The Admissibility of Audio and Video Recordings in Family Law Matters
  • Contravention and Contempt Hearings: A Guide for Family Lawyers
  • The Impact of Death on Family Law Proceedings

Preparing and Enforcing Financial Agreements

  • Parents, “Pre-Nups”, and Pressure – How to Prepare a Watertight BFA to Protect Family Wealth
  • Material Changes in Circumstances, Impracticability Issues and the Enforceability of Financial Agreements

The Honourable Rodney K Burr AM, Retired Justice, Family Court of Australia, Glenelg, SA

Barry Berger, Partner, Berger Kordos Lawyers, Melbourne

Jacky Campbell, Partner, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Amy Sanders-Robbins, Principal, Bespoke Family Lawyers, Brisbane

Paul Fildes, Partner, Taussig Cherrie Fildes Lawyers, Melbourne

Graeme Hearl, Senior Partner, Delaney Lawyers, Sydney

Peter Magee, Managing Partner, Family Law, Armstrong Legal, Sydney

Catherine Devine, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Belle Lane, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Alison Burt, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Adam Cooper, Principal, Cooper Family Law, Brisbane

Cathie Blanchfield, Principal, Blanchfield Nicholls Partners, Sydney

Geoff Wilson, Partner, HopgoodGanim, Brisbane

Neil Jackson, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers, Sydney

Arnold Shields, Forensic Accountant & Director, Dolman Bateman Accountants, Sydney

Trevor Vella, Director, Trevor Vella & Co, Sydney

George Kolliou, Director, AG Tax Lawyers, Melbourne


Last year’s conference yielded an exceptional score of 4.7 out of 5 for overall satisfaction with the conference by the delegates.  Even more impressive was the score for relevance of the presentations to practice of 4.8 out of 5 – an outstanding result that points to the quality of the conference program.

  • The conference consistently delivers high quality content and interesting topics that are better than any other conference attended. I am always impressed with TEN staff and their professionalism and availability and that all TEN staff engage with delegates and know their names.
  • An excellent conference, wonderful speakers and topics well organised and a great location. Many thanks.
  • Very knowledgeable presenters. Well researched.
  • The excellence continues!
  • Topics content very well thought out and applicable in day to day practice.

If you register and pay by 13 July 2018 you will pay only $2420 – a saving of $275 off the full price registration fee of $2695.

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If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email: jenna@tved.net.au
Product Code: GFXAUG18
 Price:   $2,695.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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