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2022 DOYLES GUIDE

2022 DOYLES GUIDE

We are excited to announce that the firm, along with our lawyers Pippa Colman, Sarah Quilliam, Samantha Bolton and Jessica Popple have been named in the highly ranked listings for the 2022 Doyle’s Guide.  The Doyle’s Guide details solicitors practising within the...
‘TIS THE SEASON – FA LA LA LA LA!

‘TIS THE SEASON – FA LA LA LA LA!

Sing with me………… “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” “All I want for Christmas is you” “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” The reality is, however, for many families, Christmas is anything but joyful.  Rather, it can be a period of distress,...
WHAT IS A “GENUINE STEPS CERTIFICATE”?

WHAT IS A “GENUINE STEPS CERTIFICATE”?

The merger of the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court on 1 September 2021 has seen the implementation of new forms and processes, one of which is the “Genuine Steps Certificate”. This Certificate is required to be filed by both the Applicant and Respondent in...
INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION AND COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION AND COVID-19

Cases involving international relocation of children are difficult at the best of times.  Throw in a ‘once in a hundred years’ global pandemic and you add another layer of complexity to the mix. So what impact, if any, does COVID-19 have on the Federal...
TO POST OR NOT TO POST? THAT IS THE QUESTION…

TO POST OR NOT TO POST? THAT IS THE QUESTION…

Family law disputes can be very difficult for all parties involved with disputes often taking an emotional toll on parties. It is normal for people to want to talk about their experiences, explain their feelings and express their pain, anguish or even anger. Many...
HOW TO DEAL WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY IN YOUR WILL

HOW TO DEAL WITH CRYPTOCURRENCY IN YOUR WILL

There are many people who are currently using cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin as modern investment methods. However, very few people consider what happens to these investments should they pass away and how to treat these when doing their estate...
TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB? – THAT IS THE QUESTION!

TO JAB OR NOT TO JAB? – THAT IS THE QUESTION!

For those who may be unaware, the Therapeutic Goods Administration recently approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Of course, while it could be some time before most children are included in the wider vaccine rollout (if the adults’ rollout...
WHEN A SURROGACY ARRANGEMENT GOES BAD……

WHEN A SURROGACY ARRANGEMENT GOES BAD……

In a classic case of how ‘not’ to enter into a surrogacy arrangement, the recent decision of Seto & Poon [2021] FamCA 288 has all the unfortunate facts you could think of. Then, just for good measure, throw in a lawyer behaving very badly indeed!  A...
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