The Trailblazing Lawyer

My friend Amy Honan has launched her own blog The Trailblazing Lawyer today. Amy and I became Accredited Family Law Specialists in 2013. Here's a little about Amy: Amy has practiced exclusively in Family Law since 2006 and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist.  Amy has extensive experience in parenting and financial matters and in... Continue Reading →


Having been engaged in a trial in the Federal Circuit Court last week, I had very little time to look at the news. However, having caught up over the weekend, I became acquainted with the current obsession with Australia’s media in the form of Barnaby Joyce, his separation and re-partnering. For the sake of full... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the season to be ranty

It’s getting towards the end of the year. For some, it’s been quite a long year. The impact of family law matters on both parties and their legal practitioners shouldn’t be ignored. This year has been one of the hardest years that I have experienced since I commenced as an articled clerk in 2002. For... Continue Reading →

National DVO scheme to commence on White Ribbon Day

All domestic violence orders (AVOs/DVOs/Intervention/Restraining Orders) issued from the 25 November 2017 will be nationally recognised. This includes temporary/interim and final orders. Police and Courts will be to enforce a domestic violence orders regardless of the state or territory that issued the original order. Courts will also have the power to vary or revoke any... Continue Reading →

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