Third Annual Melbourne Family Law Conference
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February 2018
The Langham Hotel, Melbourne
-391 DAYS
.   .

The challenges facing family lawyers continue to grow. Court delays are getting worse, property settlements are becoming more intricate, and parenting disputes are getting uglier. Match that with the recent super reforms and you have a complex and dynamic landscape.

From asset protection and financial agreements to litigation alternatives, we’ve created a program which covers a range of important and topical issues for family law practitioners in 2018.

In the lead up to the end of the CPD year we are also covering the 3 CPD compulsory subjects so that attendance at this conference will provide you with you 10 CPD units for the current CPD year.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Property Matters: Contemporary Challenges

  • Setting Aside a Financial Agreement – When the Gloves are Off
  • Accounting for All the Pieces – Financial Resources and Property Settlements
  • Discretionary Trusts: Property of the Parties or a Financial Resource?

Financial and Taxation Issues

  • Superannuation Reforms: An Update for Family Lawyers
  • Estate Planning and Family Law – It Pays to Plan Ahead
  • Reading and Understanding Financial Reports in Family Court Proceedings: De-mystifying the Jargon

Friday 23 February 2018

Parenting and Mental Health Issues

  • Complex Child Support Matters
  • Domestic Violence: the Fundamentals for Family Lawyers
  • Mental Health and Legal Capacity

Compulsory Subjects

  • Ethics:  The Ethics of Tactics – Ducking and Weaving in the Family Law Jurisdiction
  • Practice Management & Business Skills:  Best Practice File Management in Family Law Matters
  • Professional Skills:  Alternatives to Litigation and When to Use Them in Family Law

Monica Blizzard, Accredited Family Law Specialist, mediator, collaborative lawyer and Principal, KHQ Lawyers, Melbourne

Ian Kennedy AM, Senior Partner, Kennedy Partners Lawyers, Melbourne

Adrian Stone, Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Gold Stone Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Barry Berger, Partner and Mediator, Berger Kordos Lawyers, Melbourne 

Allan Swan, Principal, Estate Planning Equation, Melbourne

Nathan Yii, Director, Nathan Yii Lawyers, Melbourne

Kimberley Thomas-Cook, Senior Forensic Accountant, Delbridge Forensic Accounting, Newcastle, NSW

Catherine Devine, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Amy Sanders-Robbins, Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Bespoke Family Lawyers, Brisbane

Dr Gary K. Banks, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Sydney Counselling Centre

Catherine Devine, Barrister, Melbourne

Stephen Winspear, Principal, Accredited Specialist Family Law, Collaborative Lawyer, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic

Evelyn Young, Senior Associate, Mitchell Family, Law, Melbourne

Gerry Holmes, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MFLFEB18
 Price:   $2,035.00 (Inclusive of GST)
© 2019 Television Education Network Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The program for this conference is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.