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 Recorded Webinar: Back to Basics: Best-Practice Affidavit Drafting in Family Law

Date: Friday 10th February 2023
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

Despite their best intentions, many practitioners let their clients down when it comes to preparing an affidavit. Pages and pages of opinion, assertions and conclusions will fail to support a client’s case and may result further in time delay and increased costs. This session will provide a practical guide to affidavit preparation and drafting, including:

  • Why the court rules are the starting point
  • What makes a good affidavit? What does a judge want to read?
  • Client questioning and information gathering strategies
  • The key to writing persuasively and positively
  • Assessing relevance – what is in and what is out?
  • Language and avoiding the tale of woe
  • Tips on format, content style and numbering
  • Using annexures and exhibits to assist not detract
  • Common affidavit objections and how to avoid them
  • Anticipating cross-examination of the affidavit and building in protections
Recorded Webinars,Family Law,Recorded Webinar: Back to Basics: Best-Practice Affidavit Drafting in Family Law

Glenn Thompson, Director, Newnhams Solicitors, Sydney, NSW

Glenn is acknowledged in Australia as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of Family Law and contributors to its development. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1985. Glenn is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Glenn specialises in all aspects of Family Law including complex property and child related disputes, and has acted for many international clients in various countries in relation to Australian Family Law matters. He has given expert evidence in Family Law.

In 2010 Glenn was awarded the NSW Law Society President’s Medal in recognition of his personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in NSW. On 12 June 2017 Glenn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to Family Law and the Community.

Glenn is the Chair of the Specialist Accreditation Board in Family Law for NSW, a qualified Arbitrator and a qualified Mediator.


This webinar is suitable for junior family lawyers – Australia wide.


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.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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Product Code: WBJFEB23
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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