No Words

  The tragedy that has unfolded in Brisbane over the past few days leaves me numb and unable to find words to describe what has happened.  Not being able to find the right words is something new to me, I can usually (sometimes after an appropriate period of rumination) find those words.  I can’t.  I’m... Continue Reading →

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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