Live Webinar: Domestic Relocation Disputes: The Battle Lines are Drawn


Date:  Tuesday 22nd August 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 4.30pm  
SA & NT 2.30 to 4pm 
WA 1pm to 2.30pm

One party may need to relocate, but the parties cannot agree on the arrangements for the children. Relocation disputes can be complex, highly emotional and expensive. What is the best way to deal with relocation disputes and how does the Court determine what is in the best interests of the child?  This session focuses on relocations taking place within Australia and examines:

  • What is relocation? Does it extend to moves in the same city?
  • Rights of the parties and the legal system
  • How does the court decide relocation matters?
  • What factors are given priority in competing claims of the parties?
  • Relocation and the best interests of the child
  • Restraints over relocation – how far does it extend?
  • Relocation and recovery orders
  • Relocation case studies
  • Wright & Watson [2016] FCAA 127
Our presenter

Maurice Edwards, Special Counsel & Mediator, Watts McCray Lawyers, Parramatta

Maurice is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), Mediator, and trained Arbitrator. He is a Collaborative Family Lawyer and is currently President of the Greater Sydney Collaborative Family Law Group. Maurice was appointed as a Public Notary in 1996 and is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries. He has over 30 years legal experience in assisting clients to resolve their Family Law issues, in both complex financial, and parenting matters.

Maurice has developed a particular interest in International Family Law issues and has represented clients in matters under both the Hague Child Abduction Convention and the Hague Child Protection Convention in the Family Court of Australia, the Full Court of the Family Court and the High Court of Australia. Maurice has presented a number of papers on the Hague Conventions that relate to children.

Outside of the Family Law jurisdiction, Maurice has represented clients in work related disputes, representing employees, employers and insurers. He has acted for a large Statutory Authority over a long period in legal proceedings in the former Compensation Court of NSW, the District and Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia in work related matters.


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 1.5 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1.5 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1 hour.

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Product Code: RBPAUG17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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