National Family Law Conference – Days 2 and 3

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National Family Law Conference – Days 2 and 3 Day 2 had a veritable smorgasboard of topics to choose from including self-represented litigants, legal practice reinvented, injunctions, Hague (child) return orders and expert witnesses… And then there’s happy hour (again)! Day 3 began with an engaging and deeply personal panel discussion of family violence from […]

National Family Law Conference – Day 1

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National Family Law Conference – Day 1 Here we are on day 1 of the largest family law conference in Australia organised by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. For the next three days all things family law will be discussed, disseminated and debated by some of the brightest minds in […]

FLPA Cross Examination Twilight Workshop

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FLPA Cross Examination Twilight Workshop Well that was interesting! Spend this evening at the Family Courts building in Brisbane doing a workshop on cross-examination of witnesses run by Family Law Practitioner’s Association (FLPA) in conjunction with family report writers. It was kind of weird being at Court at night, but it was an excellent experience. […]

QLS Symposium

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QLS Symposium Just attended the Queensland Law Society’s 2018 Symposium on the Gold Coast. What a busy day packed with really interesting speakers and topics. Of course I was most keen to hear from Terri Mottershead from the Centre for Legal Innovation on the future disruption of the legal profession, and the afternoon session concerning […]

FLPA Retreat wraps up

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FLPA Retreat wraps up Yesterday wrapped up the two day FLPA Family Law Retreat starting with a powerful presentation by Rabia Siddique, an incredible woman described variously as an international humanitarian, speaker, author, retired British Army officer and former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor. I would simply describe her as inspirational. You can view her […]

Inaugural FLPA Retreat at Noosa

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Inaugural FLPA Retreat at Noosa Here we are on day 1 of Family Law Practitioners Association’s (FLPA) inaugural retreat being held in sunny Noosa on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 May. The program’s packed with interesting speakers covering the latest views concerning family law. I’m especially keen to hear of some of the social […]