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Recorded Online Conferences

Court Room Strategies in Family Law– a recorded lunchtime online conference

Hear from the experts at this online lunchtime conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.


About the Recorded Online Conference

Duration: Approximately 2.5 Hours

Hear from the experts at this online conference. You can watch it on your computer or on your portable electronic device from anywhere.

The conference will be based on our highly successful video webinar technology: there'll be a chairperson and presentations.

One registration can be shared by colleagues within the same firm utilising the same login.


Session 1: First Return Dates: Maximising Returns from the Get Go

Running a first hearing for a property or parenting matter in the FCFCOA can be complicated and dynamic at the best of times. This practical session examines how you can maximise your returns and ensure you achieve a cost-effective and productive outcome for your client. It covers:

  • Dealing with urgent matters involving property or children
  • Interim orders - what can you do?
  • Preparing the matter with your client:
    • Distilling the issues to their narrowest point
    • Can the parties agree on some issues?
  • Should you obtain a family report prior to the first return date for parenting matters?
  • How to use first return dates as a strategic tool

Session 2: Ex Parte Applications and Injunctive Relief - Practical Precautions to Protect At Risk Property

Protecting at risk matrimonial property often requires quick thinking and careful planning. Family lawyers need to be strategic in utilising the range of legal protections available for at risk property in a property dispute. This session explores the options, including:

  • Caveat over land – parameters in family law disputes
  • Injunctions to protect property – when can they be used?
  • Property protection on an interim basis
  • When will the Court exercise its discretion?
  • Third party orders to prevent the disposal of assets
  • Mareva Orders – how do they work and when are they required?

Session 3: Family Court Orders: Breaches and Enforcement

Breaches of Family Court orders often arise in property matters. Whether there is a reasonable excuse is often in dispute. This session looks at practical and procedural requirements in enforcing court orders, with reference to the new rules and procedures of the FCFCOA, including:

  • Dealing with breaches of court orders – what are your options?
  • Who can apply for an enforcement hearing?
  • Preparing for and attending the enforcement hearing
  • Standard of proof in enforcement hearings
  • How to address the ‘reasonable excuse’ defense
  • Is the pandemic a valid excuse?
  • Financial disclosure and enforcement
  • Enforcement of property orders – case studies
  • What enforcement matters can be dealt with by the registrar?
  • Cost issues

The Faculty

Melinda Winning, Partner, Barkus Doolan Family Lawyers, Sydney (Chair) Stephen Page, Director Family Law Accredited Specialist, Page Provan , Brisbane Jeff Marhinin, Partner Accredited Family Law Specialist, Barkus Doolan Family Lawyers, Sydney John Spender, Partner, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne

CPD Information

Lawyers can claim up to 2.5 CPD units/points (substantive law). WA Lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded online conferences to the Legal Practice Board of WA.


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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