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Family Law Litigation – Getting off to the right start

Family Law Litigation – Some Practical Observations
by Terry Betts

In family law litigation, it is critical to get off to a good start. How a case begins can set the trajectory for how it finishes – good or bad.

This easy-to-read paper provides sound practical advice for practitioners who want to ensure that their family law litigation gets off to that good start.

Download the paper here: Family Law Litigation – Terry Betts 20 May 2016

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High Court examines Tendency Evidence in Hughes v The Queen

Lizzy Mclaughlin, 14 July 2017

Between 1995 and 2014, there was an almost doubling in the reporting of child sexual abuse or child sexual assault offences in NSW. The most recent of these decisions is Hughes v The Queen [2017] HCA 20 (‘Hughes’) which focuses on the criteria for ‘significant probative value’ in s 97(2)(b) of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) (‘the Act’).

Download the paper here: High Court examines Tendency Evidence in Hughes v The Queen – Lizzy Maclaughlin 14 July 2017

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Family Law – Some practical Tips

Terry Betts, 20 May 2016

Good family lawyers should always conduct their litigation with the final hearing in mind. In many cases, the result at the final hearing – whether good or bad – can be traced back to what happened at the beginning. With hindsight, you can often see how a successful case got off to a good start, and an unsuccessful case didn’t. The aim of this paper is to help you get your client off to a good start.

Download the paper here: Family Law: Some practical Tips – Terry Betts 20 May 2016

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Dealing with Statutory Demands Arising from the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999

Timothy Bland, 29 April 2016

In formulating this seminar it has become clear that the topic as originally submitted is only part of the way of dealing with judgments and of course Statutory Demands (459E Notices) following the decision In the matter of Douglas Aerospace Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 167 (9 March 2015).

Download the paper here: Dealing with Statutory Demands Arising from the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 – Timothy Bland 29 April 2016

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