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Family lawyers shoulder the challenging responsibility of guiding families through emotionally charged and complex situations. From contested property settlements to parental disputes and financial valuation disagreements, family lawyers play a vital role in safeguarding clients' ........

Date/Time

Thursday 7 & Friday 8 March 2024

Online

About the Conference

Family lawyers shoulder the challenging responsibility of guiding families through emotionally charged and complex situations. From contested property settlements to parental disputes and financial valuation disagreements, family lawyers play a vital role in safeguarding clients' rights and representing their interests effectively during trying times. This year’s conference examines these key issues and provides family lawyers with the latest insights, strategies, and best practices to help them successfully navigate these complex legal matters. Dedicated sessions include the assessment of initial contributions, running interim spousal maintenance claims, as well as contravention applications in the FCFCOA. It also includes dedicated sessions on the new Family Law Amendment Bill 2023, as well as upcoming reforms dealing with the impact of family violence on property settlements.

The conference also includes a presentation on each of the compulsory subjects so most practitioners can earn their 10 CPD units subject to professional body rules.

Thursday 7 March 2024

Dividing Up the Assets

  • Untying the Knot: Validity and Enforcement of Financial Agreements
  • From Erosion to Springboards: The Assessment of Initial Contributions Over Time
  • Trusts in Family Law – A Trustee's Perspective
  • When the Price is Not Right: Managing Valuation Issues in a Volatile Market

Safety Concerns and Family Violence

  • Safety Concerns and Parental Capacity: Revisiting 'Re Andrews' in Light of Keane
  • The Impact of Family Violence in Property Settlements

Friday 8 March 2024

Courtroom Procedures

  • Saying Goodbye to 'Shared Parental Responsibility': Are Better Days Ahead?
  • How Late is Too Late? Managing Limitation Periods and Applications to Proceed Out of Time
  • Managing and Responding to Defective Applications in Family Law Proceedings

3 Compulsory CPD Topics

  • Professional Skills:  Show Me the [Interim] Money: Running Interim Spousal Maintenance Claims in FCFCOA
  • Practice Management & Business Skills:  Legal Innovation in Family Law: Embracing Disruption in the Digital Era
  • Ethics:  The Ethics of Acting in Your Client’s Best Interests – When Have You Gone Too Far?

The Faculty

The Hon. Nahum Mushin AM, Melbourne, Vic

John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne, Vic

Philip Sorensen, Barrister, Brisbane, Qld

Monique Robb, AccS(Fam), Partner, Lander & Rogers, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Box, Partner and Accredited Business Valuation Specialist and Forensic Accounting Specialist, Grant Thornton, Brisbane, Qld

Rachell Davey, AccS(Fam), Partner, Lander & Rogers, Melbourne, Vic

Cathie Blanchfield, Principal, Blanchfield Nicholls, Sydney, NSW

Barry Berger, AccS(Fam), Director, Dignity.EDR, Melbourne, Vic

The Hon. Justice Suzanne Christie, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Sydney, NSW

Adam Cooper, Principal, Cooper Family Law, Brisbane, Qld

Elaine Clarke, Director, Accredited Specialist Family Law, Newnhams Solicitors, Sydney, NSW

Jacky Campbell, AccS(Fam), Partner, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne, Vic

Maggie Yie-Quach, Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers, Sydney, NSW

Evelyn Young, AccS(Fam), Principal, Lighthouse Family Lawyers, Melbourne, Vic

Feedback

Feedback from last year’s conference

  • Overall content was very relative and practical, speakers were engaging and included recommendations which could be implemented into our practices.
  • Always interesting, relevant, helps me appreciate my skills and learn new information.
  • Each topic was narrow and specific allowing a more detailed and in-depth analysis of the issue being discussed. The presenters were clearly experts and knowledgeable in their fields.
  • It covered many areas of interest to me, and the speakers were excellent.

CPD Certificate

Lawyers (except WA):  10 CPD units for attending the conference including the 3 compulsory CPD units.

WA Lawyers:  6 CPD points (take your pick - all substantive law or a mix of substantive law and compulsory subjects).  WA practitioners can claim 6 CPD points for attending the conference (being the maximum allowable per event by the LPBWA).

All delegates attending the conference will receive a CPD Certificate confirming attendance.

Registration Special Offer

Multiple registration discount? 

Discounts are available for multiple registrations:  The more you send, the greater the discount.  You can access the discount by contacting our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron, to organise your registrations - email [email protected] or phone (03) 8601 7730.

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount for each delegate
  • If you register 4 people at the same time you are entitled to a 10% discount for each delegate
  • If you register 5 people or more people at the same time you are entitled to a 15% discount for each delegate.

One-day only? We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Hayley (details below).

Enquiries/Assistance

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email: [email protected]

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