Live Webinar: Drafting with Precision in Family Law Affidavits


Date:  Tuesday 26th March 2019 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 5pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4.30pm  WA: 12noon to 2pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3.30pm  Qld: 2pm to 4pm

A well-prepared affidavit is the backbone of many family law proceedings. This hands-on session examines some big issues on drafting of affidavits in both parenting and property settlement matters that will benefit your practice and your clients. It covers:

  • Affidavits and the rules of evidence in family law matters – how it impacts your drafting

  • Drafting affidavits for clarity and admissibility

  • Drafting techniques to avoid - use of inadmissible opinion, irrelevant material, long paragraphs and poor structuring

  • Different affidavits for different matters – be aware of differences in family law matters and how it affects structure

  • How does the affidavit support the order you are seeking in your application?

  • Rules of evidence in children’s cases – how it may impact affidavits

  • Proper use of annexures and exhibits

  • When to use an index or table of contents

  • Case study – drafting a parenting affidavit

  • Case study – fixing affidavit evidence after a client or practitioner discovers the information is not accurate

Our presenter

Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, Principal, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Sydney

As an Accredited Specialist in Family Law with over 15 years experience, Malcolm has a breadth of experience in a wide range of matters. He has particular expertise in complex parenting matters that often involve high-net worth clients and as a result, complicated financial issues. His experience in drafting Binding Financial Agreements, Child Support Agreements and Consent Orders, as well as with criminal and AVO matters, enables him to resolve the most complicated cases with efficiency and aptitude.

Malcolm prides himself on providing practical solutions and straightforward advice to clients. He is acutely aware of the stress, both financially and emotionally, that family breakdowns can cause to clients and their children. Malcolm’s pragmatic and professional approach, coupled with this understanding, allows him to find the best possible solution for each individual case.

Malcolm is a captivating presenter who has lectured at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University. He also has given presentations within the legal profession in relation to many aspects of family law. Malcolm is an AIFLAM Accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator.


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 2 CPD units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

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: RBTMAR19
 Price:   $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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