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Relocating children after separation – top tips to maximise success

20-April-2021 Family Law By Simone Green

As the world has become smaller with the ease of international travel (at least pre-pandemic) and people move away to chase opportunities; relationships between people of geographically distant origins, are now commonplace. All is well until they settle...

How to respond to a Security for Costs Order?

9-March-2021 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

Are you the Plaintiff in an intensely litigated matter? Has the Defendant filed a Security for Costs order against you? Not sure how to respond? Senior Solicitor Jamal Bakalian shares some insights on this topic. Read on to find out more… In a...

Ex parte orders – when to make them and why

Family Law By Simone Green

Quite literally, “ex parte” is a latin expression meaning in the absence of the other party. There are strictly limited circumstances in Family Law litigation where it is possible to obtain a Court order without the opposing party (Respondent) even...

Help! Am I a Contractor or Employee?

16-February-2021 Commercial Disputes By Jamal Bakalian

You may think that you have entered into a ‘contractor relationship’ to provide your services or expertise to an individual or a Company and that therefore you are not entitled to the same protections as regular employees. The good news is that in...

Family Court Consent Orders & Change of Mind – Can consent be withdrawn?

5-November-2020 Family Law By Simone Green

Settlement of disputes, even during the end stages of a trial in the family courts is common, often due to the unpredictability and expense of reaching a judicial outcome. The terms of agreement are written, signed and handed up to the Judge, or filed...

Christmas, children, and divorce – tips on navigating a separated Christmas

Family Law By Simone Green

Sadly, many families will experience their first Christmas across two households this year due to relationship breakdown. What is already a challenging time of year with its various end of year demands can also be overwhelming with the additional...

End of Year, Christmas Cheer, and Important Dates for Separated Families

Family Law By Simone Green

The Christmas period is fast approaching and with it also appears the seemingly endless list of events and stress inducing deadlines. So too is the filing deadline for applications seeking the Family Courts to make parenting orders during the Christmas...