Recorded Webinar: Strategy and Procedure When Staring Down the Barrell of a Disciplinary Complaint (Practice Mgmt & Business Skills - family law)


19th February 2019

Duration:  1 hour


Family law comes with high emotions, and high stakes. As a result, even the most scrupulous lawyer may at some point face a complaint by a disgruntled client. With family lawyers some of the most complained-about practitioners in the legal profession, forewarned is forearmed. This risk management session explains what to do when a complaint is made about you to the regulator:

  • Responding to the initial complaint – the right way and wrong way when dealing with the regulator
  • Resolving matters quickly – best practice
  • The penalties hearing – approaches to take
  • When should you choose to give evidence?
  • Findings of fact and credibility issues
  • When will the commissioner accept an undertaking?
  • Understanding the implications of providing undertakings
  • When should you engage counsel?

Monica Blizzard, Equity Director & Accredited Family Law Specialist, KHQ Lawyers, Melbourne

With almost 20 years of experience in family law, Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Monica has developed a passion for complex financial and property cases, and complicated parenting matters, including international relocation matters and child abduction. She has experience in drafting complex financial settlements including Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements. As a practitioner, Monica has great empathy for her clients and is determined to achieve the best outcome, tailored to their specific needs.

Monica also has expertise in surrogacy matters, having presented at three national conferences for Surrogacy Australia and Families Thru Surrogacy in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Monica has presented numerous seminars for her peers, on topics such as Binding Financial Agreements, complex property cases, Family Violence, child support, surrogacy and parenting matters. Monica also co-authored the Property Law section of the Lawyers Practice Manual.


This webinar is suitable for family lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the the Practice Management & Business Skills compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2019.

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Product Code: WB9FEB19
 Price:  $198.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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