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6th Annual
Family Law Summit

In-depth analysis and commentary on current, critical and complex issues in family law

18-19 June 2009, Marriott Hotel, Brisbane

Recent decisions regarding property settlements, binding financial agreements and superannuation splitting have changed the face of family law.

Add to that, new de facto laws passed in NSW, QLD, VIC and Tasmania, (due to commence in March 2009) and discussions of a courts merger, and you are left with a certainty of change.

Now is the best time to get up to date with these changes and to assess the potential ramifications. The 6th Annual Family Law Summit is designed to engage you in critical facets of the most current and challenging issues in Family Law.

Separately bookable days allow you to tailor your experience. Day one concentrates on recent developments in property and agreements, while day two is more focused on child matters.


Key Sessions

  • Analyse the impact of federal de facto laws on the property and maintenance regime of the Family Law Act 1975
  • Discover the implications of Black v Black on financial agreements and Pera v Pera on superannuation splitting
  • Hear from a psychologist and solicitor’s perspective on domestic violence, child abuse and children’s evidence in court
  • Analyse intricate cases involving adoption, biological issues, aboriginal, same sex and other complex issues with a panel of leading experts
  • Assess the impact of the financial crisis on family law practice and cross-sections with bankruptcy, insolvency and financial planning

Outstanding speaker faculty

  • International Expert & Author: Prof. Mark Henaghan, Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand, Dean of Law, University of Otago and author, LexisNexis Butterworths
  • Keynote: Federal Magistrate Michael Baumann
  • Graeme Page SC, Barrister, Queensland Bar
  • Tim North SC, Barrister, Victorian & Queensland Bar
  • Kathryn McMillan SC, Barrister, Queensland Bar
  • Stephen Bourke, Principal, Supersplitting

Purposefully designed education for

  • Family Law Practitioners
  • Barristers
  • Government Lawyers
  • ADR practitioners
  • Collaborative Lawyers

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Advance Price expires 27 March 2009

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Endorsed by:

Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland Limited