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    Christmas joy spread for Liquidators and Insolvency Lawyers!

    By James Frank on Dec 21, 2021 10:01:54 AM

    The Full Court of the Federal Court - Allsop CJ, Middleton and Derrington JJ have given Liquidators and Insolvency Lawyers an early Christmas present in finding that a a statutory set-off under s553C(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 is NOT an available defence against a liquidators claim for the recovery of a preference under s588FA of the Act. 

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    Beware the Tax Man!

    By Timothy Robertson on Nov 26, 2021 12:30:20 PM

    A lot of poorly made jokes begin with “there are two certainties in life…” When it comes to family law proceedings, you can be certain that your taxation returns will come under the microscope.

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    The apprehension of bias principle: Can judges and lawyers still be friends?

    By Karen Barber on Nov 26, 2021 10:56:57 AM

    “Justice should both be done and be seen to be done, reflecting a requirement fundamental to the
    common law system of adversarial trial – that it is conducted by an independent and impartial
    tribunal”. The recent High Court decision Charisteas v Charisteas [2021] HCA 29   puts a dampener on the friendships between judicial officers and legal practitioners.
    Topics: Court
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    International Relocation & Family Law

    By Monique Loveday on Nov 26, 2021 10:10:32 AM

    With restrictions on international travel continuing to ease in the coming months, issues
    regarding international travel with children, international relocation and overseas child abduction are
    likely to become more prevalent.
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    How did BMW lose a Ferrari?

    By Ashok Yogachandra on Nov 26, 2021 9:58:33 AM

    Many of us grow up dreaming of owning a Ferrari and those who do own a Ferrari will do all that they can to protect and maintain it.

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    The intersection between the privilege against self-incrimination and family law parenting proceedings

    By Isabella Urso on Nov 4, 2021 9:49:59 AM

    It is often the case that an alleged perpetrator of family violence is simultaneously defending criminal charges for the same behaviour.

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    Gambling and Family Law – Protecting What You’re Entitled To

    By Jeremy Ball on Oct 29, 2021 12:11:14 PM

    The long and taxing journey of a family property division is only made worse when you discover (or potentially confirm your suspicion) that your ex-spouse has lost hundreds or thousands of dollars whilst gambling each week. As a result, there are debts on credit cards in both your names and your asset pool may not be as significant as it could otherwise have been. How does the Family Court handle such a complex situation?

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    Changing Your Child’s School After Separation: What You Need to Know

    By Timothy Robertson on Oct 29, 2021 11:56:26 AM

    Navigating parenting post-separation is a notoriously difficult process. It can be hard to set aside the distrust and fraught emotions that exist between parents whose relationship has fractured. Working out how to make long-term decisions in the best interests of your child after conflict is no easy task. Often, the topic of schooling becomes a point of contention as one parent’s individual hopes for their children’s education may not line up with the other parent’s.

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    Turnaround & Restructuring

    By James Frank on Oct 19, 2021 10:14:21 AM

    Lots of good things have happened on Mondays. 

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    The Court’s Power to Order Vaccinations for Children

    By Isabella Urso on Aug 26, 2021 12:05:38 PM

    In this COVID-19 climate, opinions in relation to vaccinations are being discussed more than ever in the media and in everyday conversations.

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