Live Webinar: Setting Aside a Financial Agreement – When the Gloves are Off


Date:  Thursday 7th September 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 11am to 12noon 
SA & NT:  10:30am to 11:30am  WA: 9am to 10am 

Your client wants a financial agreement set aside. What is the best course of attack? And what are the consequences of setting aside the agreement? Understanding the residual rights and obligations that arise if a financial agreement is set aside is key in giving proper advice to your clients.  This session covers: 

  • What do current case law developments say on setting aside financial agreements? Understanding the common grounds of attack
  • Setting aside financial agreements under the ordinary laws of contract – undue influence, misrepresentation and fraud
  • Impacts on enforceability - third party interests
  • Can the arrival of children be a ground to set aside?
  • Domestic violence – a future ground for attack?
  • Damages, financial agreements and lawyers’ liability - use of court’s accrued jurisdiction to have a damages claim against the lawyer heard at same time as the hearing in relation to financial agreements
  • Rights of creditors versus trustees in bankruptcy to set aside financial agreements
Our presenter  

Sheridan Emerson, Partner, Pearson Emerson Meyer, Sydney

In 2016 Sheridan was recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market as one of the pre-eminent family lawyers in NSW and one of the leading family lawyers Australia-wide.

Sheridan Emerson is a family law specialist accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales and a partner of the firm. Sheridan is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).

Sheridan provides clear, focussed and strategic advice on all aspects of family law including property and financial matters, parenting issues, child support, spousal maintenance and de facto relationships, with a particular focus on those matters involving significant asset pools and issues of legal and commercial complexity. 

Sheridan presents regularly to members of the legal profession, both in NSW and nationally, on family law related matters. 

While experienced in litigation, Sheridan has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and is accredited as a family dispute resolution practitioner.  Sheridan encourages negotiated resolution where possible and is committed to achieving a commercial outcome for all her clients.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBESEP17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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