Conference Papers

Thank you all for joining us at the 2021 Family Law Retreat. Speaker presentations and papers can be accessed by clicking on the buttons below.

Friday 26 November

The ethical lawyer

Megan Mahon, Legal Services Commissioner of Queensland

 

Trauma and implications in the practice of the family law

Leanne Bamford, Social Worker, Bamford Family Services

 

Shutting the gate BEFORE the horse has bolted: how to get the most out of the preservative options

The Honourable Colin Forrest SC

Dan Bottrell, Director, BGM Family Lawyers

 

 

Tips from a tech enhanced lawyer

Fiona McLay, Principal Lawyer, McLay Legal

 

 

Working together towards better outcomes: Accountants & Lawyers

Joseph Box, Partner - Financial Advisory, Grant Thornton

Genevieve Dee, Partner - Lander & Rodgers

 

 

Top tips to sharpen your child support practice

Top tips to sharpen your child support practice - paper

Matt Hempstead, Solicitor, Barry Nilsson Lawyers

Top tips to sharpen your child support practice

Matt Black, Barrister

 

 

"I did not see that coming..." - understanding the process of judicial decision-making 

The Honourable Justice Michael Jarrett, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)

 

Saturday 27 November

 

How are demographic megatrends shaping Australian society?

Bernard Salt

 

Capacity and litigation guardians - what you need to know!

Penny Feil, Mediator, Member of QCAT, former legal Member, Mental Health Review Tribunal

 

Spouse maintenance: get the numbers right, identify the source and don't overegg it!

Rob Gordon, Barrister

Lisa Foley, Managing Director, DA Family Lawyers

 

Evidential issues in cases involving allegations of abuse

Joshua Treviño QC, Barrister

 

Third parties in family law disputes: to join or not to join - that is the question!

Jeff Bunning, Barrister

Third parties in family law disputes: to join or not to join - that is the question!

Tony Phillips, Managing Director, Phillips Family Law

 

The diagnosis of a psychiatric illness: what does it actually mean for parenting capacity?

Dr Daniel Varghese, Psychiatrist

The diagnosis of a psychiatric illness: what does it actually mean for parenting capacity?

Emma Rzoska, Psychologist, Pysch Resolutions

 

Relief in the State Courts - outside our comfort zone!

Philip Looney QC, Barrister

Jane FitzGerald, Barrister-at-Law

 

Closing Plenary - Cases every family lawyer should have up their sleeve

 

The Honourable Justice Catherine Carew

The Honourable Justice Michael Jarrett