BOTH: 11th Annual Family Law Conference and the 5th Annual Family Law Interdisciplinary Intensive - register for both
Half-day Intensive:  Wednesday 26 July 2017
Two-day Conference:  Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July 2017
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Queensland
The challenges facing family lawyers continue to grow. Court delays are getting worse, property settlements are becoming more intricate, and parenting disputes are getting uglier. Match that with the recent super reforms and the foreign investment regime, and you have a complex and dynamic landscape.

From asset protection and financial agreements to litigation alternatives, we’ve created a program which covers a range of important and topical issues for family law practitioners in 2017.

Thursday 27 July 2017

Day 1 Chair:  The Honourable Rodney K Burr AM, Retired Justice, Family Court of Australia

Property Matters: Contemporary Challenges

  • Accounting for All the Pieces: Financial Resources and Property Settlements - Adrian Stone, Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Gold Stone Family Lawyers, Melbourne
  • Discretionary Trusts: Property of the Parties or a Financial Resource?Geoff Wilson, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, HopgoodGanim, Brisbane
  • Setting Aside a Financial Agreement : When the Gloves are Off - Sheridan Emerson, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Pearson Emerson Meyer, Sydney
  • Protecting Investments in Your Child’s Future: Involvement of Third Parties in Property Settlements - Adam Cooper, Principal, Cooper Family Law, Brisbane

Family, Relationships and Children

  1. Determining De facto Relationships: Finding Certainty in Murky Waters - Nigel Nicholls, Partner, Blanchfield Nicholls Partners, Sydney
  2. Relocation Disputes: the Battle Lines are Drawn - Maurice Edwards, Special Counsel/Mediator, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Mediator and Trained Arbitrator, Watts McCray Lawyers, Sydney
  3. Complex Child Support Matters - Catherine Devine, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Friday 28 July 2017

The Modern Family Law Practice

  • Reading and Understanding Financial Reports in Family Court Proceedings: De-mystifying the Jargon - Kimberley Thomas-Cook, Senior Forensic Accountant, Delbridge Forensic Accounting, Newcastle, NSW
  • Family Lawyers and Legal Professional Privilege - Kay Feeney, Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Feeney Family Law, Brisbane
  • Alternatives to Litigation and When to Use Them in Family Law - Gerry Holmes, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Family Law and Society

Afternoon Chair:Gerry Holmes, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

  • Mental Health and Legal Capacity - Dr Gary Banks, PhD MAP, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Sydney Counselling Centre, West Chatswood, NSW
  • Domestic Violence: the Fundamentals for Family Lawyers - Amy Sanders-Robbins, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Hillhouse Burrough McKeown, Brisbane

Fifth Annual Family Law Interdisciplinary Intensive

Wednesday 26 July 2017 (2pm to 5.30pm)

This intensive is an optional half day workshop that precedes the two day 11th Annual Family law conference.  Topics include:

  1. Superannuation Reforms: An Update for Family Lawyers - Paul Salinas, Senior Associate Lawyer, Campbell & Co. Lawyers, Deakin, ACT
  2. Estate Planning and Family Law: It Pays to Plan Ahead - Nathan Yii, Director, Nathan Yii Lawyers, Melbourne
  3. Foreign Withholding Tax Matters: Fundamentals for Family Lawyers - Scott Hay-Bartlem, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane
Feedback from last year’s conference
  • The standard of excellence is always maintained - congratulations.
  • I think it's the best conference I have been to. The level of the papers and material contained in the speeches has been interesting. I have learned a lot.  Normally I feel "I already knew it" and only pick up a couple of little points, so this has been so much better than others.
  • Very good quality of speakers and topic covered and excellent venue.
  • Thankyou for another thought provoking conference.
  • Best conference I have attended. Most relevant and practical topics – all extremely well presented.
  • Very satisfied with running to time - smooth implementation of the process. Size of conference (I don't like hundreds of people crowded together). Excellent program, good speakers.
  • Excellent presentations on particularly complex areas of family law not often addressed

Product Code: GFXJUL17
 Price:   $2,640.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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