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 17th Annual Family Law Conference

Conference,Family Law,17th Annual Family Law Conference
Thursday 10 & Friday 11 August 2023

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Qld

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Family lawyers face the unenviable task of helping families navigate some of the most emotionally charged and difficult situations they may ever encounter in their lives. Whether it's a contested property settlement matter, a dispute over parental arrangements, or a disagreement over financial support, family lawyers play a critical role in ensuring that their clients' rights are protected and that their interests are represented effectively.

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 how to manage valuation issues in a volatile market.

Day 1 - Thursday 10 August 2023

Property Settlement Matters

  • From Erosion to Springboards: The Assessment of Initial Contributions Over Time
  • The Role of Kennon in Property Settlements: Is it Time to Move On?
  • Defences to Equitable Claims in Family Property Disputes: Time for the Strategy
  • Trusts in Family Law – A Trustee’s Perspective
  • Show Me the [Interim] Money: Running Interim Spousal Maintenance Claims in FCFCOA

Parenting Matters

  • I fought the law and….I won?: Contravention applications in the FCFCoA
  • Safety Concerns and Parental Capacity: Revisiting ‘Re Andrews’ in Light of Keane

Day 2 - Friday 11 August 2023

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

Challenges in Practice

  • A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Implementing Financial Agreements
  • When the Price is not Right: Managing Valuation Issues in a Volatile Market

The Honourable Rodney K Burr AM, Retired Justice, Family Court of Australia, Adelaide, SA

Phillip Sorensen, Barrister, Brisbane, Qld

Justine Woods, Partner, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane, Qld

Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, Consultant Family & Relationship Law and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Lander & Rogers, Sydney, NSW

Rachell Davey, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Lander & Rogers, Melbourne, Vic

Jacky Campbell, Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Forte Family Lawyers, Melbourne, Vic

Richard Galloway, Barrister, Brisbane, Qld

Cath Devine, Barrister, Melbourne, Vic

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

Glenn Thompson OAM, Director and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Newnhams Solicitors, Sydney, NSW

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

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

  • The topics were absolutely relevant to my every day practice. The oral presentations were structured, well prepared and engaging. The papers were erudite and a good resource for the conduct of matters.
  • Superb conference and well organised.
  • After a 2 year hiatus, you delivered excellence in spades thank you
  • Very good conference - learnt a lot and speakers were excellent.

Lawyers (except WA):  11 CPD units for attending the conference (all substantive law).

WA Lawyers:  6 CPD points (substantive law).  WA practitioners can claim 6 CPD points for attending the conference (being the maximum allowable by the LPBWA per event).  TEN is an accredited CPD provider.

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


If you register and pay by 30 June 2023 you will pay only $1903 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2178.

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 to organise your registrations (details below).

  • 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 our Event Coordinator (details bellw).


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:  hayley@tved.net.au

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