Conversation Series- Insights into child support

The technicalities and constant changes in the world of child support, make this an extremely difficult area for family lawyers. Join me and Jill Raby to discuss what it is that we need to know to be able to advise our clients, and deal with the issues that are likely to arise. Learn about the…

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What techniques or behaviours by a mediator will assist parties reach resolution or will increase the difficulties of achieving a settlement?

Join me and a panel of experienced mediators across a spectrum of fields including family, commercial, workplace and franchising to discuss techniques and behaviours of mediators that can positively or negatively affect the resolution of disputes. Questions will be put to the panel based on an American Bar Association report and a survey conducted in Australia to…

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Free Information Session

Separating? This session will give you information about what decisions you will need to make and how best to make them! When–Wednesday 6 June at 12.00 noon to 1.30 pm and from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. How–Book at Or contact us at 0419104494 What–You will learn about Yourself The separation and grieving process…

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Conversation Series 6- Dealing with Difficult Lawyers

Join me and my special guest Sue Macgregor when we discuss the generally ignored topic of “How to deal with difficult lawyers”. Sue and I have both been in practice for more than 30 years, and a spirited and fascinating discussion we had recently, convinced me that this is a conversation that needs to take…

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The Role of FDRPs and Family Lawyers in the Resolution of Family Disputes – Evolution or Revolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is now a fundamental part of the Australian dispute resolution landscape for family disputes. A good understanding of the principles underlying this process and the role of FDR in the overall dispute resolution field is crucial for guiding participants from presentation to outcome. I will present at VADR to explore the…

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Conversation Series 5 “Exploring Legally Assisted FDR”

The next instalment of our Conversation Series will explore legally assisted Family Dispute Resolution. I will meet with Valda Marino, an accredited family law specialist and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with extensive experience in both of these roles. We will discuss this topic from the perspective of  private FDR, as well as community mediation, and…

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The Conversation Series 4: Grief, Loss and Healing in Family Disputes

Join me in the fourth instalment of our Conversation Series to explore this important but oft neglected topic in family disputes. I am delighted to have this discussion with Jodie Grant, an extremely experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Restorative Justice Practitioner. Jodie has some great ideas and tips in this area and we are…

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What do family lawyers really think about FDR?

Join me to discuss What family lawyers really think about FDR, how this impacts on the strategic alliances that we form, and the expectations we can have for referrals.

Breakfast Networking Seminar-Capacity for Decision Making 16 August 2017

Join me and two experienced professionals to discuss the important topic of “Capacity for Decision Making”. So often in family disputes there are important factors impacting on parties ability to make good decisions. These need to be identified, assessments need to be made as to the most appropriate process for the family to engage in…

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