Our annual family law conference (held in July every year at the Gold Coast) draws family lawyers from around Australia and whilst its primary goal is to explore and discuss the latest family law issues, it is also a great networking vehicle. It is one of our most popular conferences and that is why we are repeating most of the sessions in Melbourne in March 2017 for all those who couldn’t get to the Gold Coast.
Because the timing of the conference coincides with the end of the CPD year, we’ve included 3 sessions covering the CPD compulsory subjects.
Thursday 9 March 2017
Day 1 Chair: Gerry Holmes, Barrister, Melbourne
Property and Assets
BFAs – Not So Binding After All? - Phillip Sorensen, Barrister, Brisbane
Clawing Assets Back from Trusts into the Pool - Craig Wilson, Barrister, Sydney
Contributions – Still a Hot Issue - Ms Olivia Grobtuch, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne
Corporations Law Powers in Family Law Matters - Susan Pearson, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Pearson Emerson Meyer Family Lawyers, Sydney
Spousal Bankruptcy – Cents and Sensibility in Family Law - Peter Fary, Barrister, Melbourne
International Property Matters in Family Law - Ian Kennedy AM, Senior Partner, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne
Friday 10 March 2017
Day 2 Chair: Maurice Phipps QC, Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
Dealing with Relocation - Practical Precautions and Urgent Responses - Justin Dowd, Accredited Family Law Specialist; Accredited Arbitrator in Family Law, and Partner, Watts McCray Family Lawyers, Sydney
International Parenting Disputes: When Home is Across the Border - The Honourable Judge Geoffrey Monahan, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Sydney
The Ins and Outs of Child Support Departure Applications - Adam Cooper, Principal, Cooper Family Law, Clayfield, Qld
Ethics: Ethics in Practice – Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Family Law - Helen Mulvaney, Lawyer, and Renee Stockley, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Clancy and Triado, Hawthorn, Vic
Practice Management & Business Skills: Costs in the Family Jurisdiction – The When and the How - Jacob Clancy, Lawyer, and Rachel Peattie, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Clancy and Triado, Hawthorn, Vic
Professional Skills: Affidavits – Doing Dominant Drafting - Paul Fildes, Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Taussig Cherrie Fildes Lawyers, Melbourne
Feedback from our 2016 conference:
Excellent, relative topics and engaging speakers. Still one of the best conferences for content that is held each year.
Overall excellent speakers - high quality discussions and very interesting and useful to my practice.
The speakers were interesting and the topics quite relevant.
Good presenters, good topics, good venue and facilities and food.