Month: October 2013

Our Deborah Awyzio supporting the QLS media statement about lack of consultation by the government on legislation

Queensland Legal Society (QLS) President Annette Bradfield, with QLS Vice President and Principal of DA Family Lawyers Deborah Awyzio, released a media statement discussing the QLS’s prediction regarding the implementation of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment bill (VLAD) and the proposed amendments to the Criminal Amendment Act 1945. Bradfield expressed the distress felt within the QLS …

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Dispute Resolution Advocacy in the Context of Conciliation Conferences in Financial Matters

The conciliation process has been used to resolve financial disputes in the family court system since 1975. To advocate effectively for clients within this process, lawyers need to possess knowledge and skills across two domains: first, legal and procedural and, second, dispute resolution. This article draws together academic, court and practitioner perspectives to set out …

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Judge rejects mother’s appeal to keep daughters in Australia

A Family Court judge this afternoon ordered four sisters involved in an international custody battle to return to their father in Italy. The girls’ mother shed tears as Justice Colin Forrest delivered his decision, dismissing her appeal to keep the girls in Australia. The judge made the order, after lawyers for the girls’ father confirmed …

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Dispute Resolution Advocacy in the Context of Conciliation Conferences in Financial Matters

Summary The conciliation process has been used to resolve financial disputes in the family court system since 1975. To advocate effectively for clients within this process, lawyers need to possess knowledge and skills across two domains: first, legal and procedural and, second, dispute resolution. This article draws together academic, court and practitioner perspectives to set …

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