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 Recorded Webinar: Family Violence and Property Adjustments: Developments since Kennon & Kennon

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

The stresses and strains of the last 12 months has contributed to a steep increase in domestic violence, which had already been on the rise over the last decade. This session will examine the extent to which the courts are willing to consider domestic violence in property settlements, and whether changes in community tolerances will further impact such considerations, including:

  • Recognition of domestic violence in the Family Law Act – section 79
  • The “Kennon adjustment” explained: Kennon & Kennon [1997] FamCA 27 and required level of evidence of family violence
  • Relevant cases following Kennon: Britt & Britt [2019] FamCA 982; Keating & Keating [2019] FamCAFC 46
  • Tips for raising a Kennon adjustment
  • Extension of Kennon to post-separation behaviour: Jarvis & Seymour [2016] FCCA 1676
  • Has the courts’ view shifted on the effect of domestic violence on property adjustments over the last decade?
  • Lessons from overseas jurisdictions and steps to reform in Australia
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Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar, Consultant, Lander & Rogers, Sydney, NSW

Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law with over 20 years experience, and an Accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator. After establishing a successful western Sydney based family law team, he now works as a Consultant with Lander & Rogers, focussing on advocacy, complex parenting and high net-worth property matters.

Malcolm He has been a member of the Law Society of NSW’s Specialist Accreditation committee for 5 years and has worked as a Casual Academic at Western Sydney University. He has featured in various publications, and regularly delivers CLE’s, both in NSW and nationally.

Malcolm is passionate about mentoring in the legal profession, and speaks regularly in relation to mental health and work/life balance.

Malcolm was awarded the Lawyers Weekly Family Law Partner of the Year in 2019 and 2020, and the Wellness Advocate of the Year in 2020.

He is currently a rated by the Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Family Lawyer in Sydney in 2022.


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.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law. This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – Please note that TEN is unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA. TEN is an accredited provider.

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Product Code: WBGMAY23
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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