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Thorne v Kennedy - A Positive Development?

Thorne v Kennedy - A Positive Development?

Date & TimeThursday 01 February 2018 7.45 - 9am
Format Seminar
Price

Member

$120.00

Non-Member

$160.00

CPD Units 1
  • Substantive Law
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

Note: Special price for Accredited Specialists: $105 - use your log in and your discount will be applied. Our previous Thorne v Kennedy session booked out quickly.  Be sure to book early to secure your place.

The recent High Court decision of Thorne v Kennedy prompted an enormous response from the community at large regarding the validity of prenuptial agreements. How will this impact Australian family law and Victorian practitioners working in this space?

In this session you will hear from leading family and divorce barrister Dan Sweeney and family law accredited specialist Peter Szabo as they discuss the implications of Thorne v Kennedy, what is required when preparing and advising clients on prenuptial agreements and practical ways for practitioners to move forward in this area.

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  • Full Description

    The recent High Court decision of Thorne v Kennedy prompted an enormous response from the community at large regarding the validity of prenuptial agreements. How will this impact Australian family law and Victorian practitioners working in this space?

    The court held that a prenuptial agreement would not be enforceable on the basis of undue influence and unconscionable conduct, and has provided greater clarity on several issues resulting in guidelines for practitioners to consider.

    In this session you will hear from leading family and divorce barrister Dan Sweeney and family law accredited specialist Peter Szabo as they discuss the implications of Thorne v Kennedy, what is required when preparing and advising clients on prenuptial agreements and practical ways for practitioners to move forward in this area. 

  • Presenters
    Dan Sweeney, Victorian Bar
    Dan Sweeney is a highly regarded Barrister who has specialised in family law since 1984.  Dan’s skill and expertise have been recognised numerous times in Doyles Guide, where he is listed as market leader of family and divorce law junior counsel. 
     
    Peter Szabo, Peter Szabo Family Law
    Peter is an experienced family law accredited specialist with a career spanning over 35 years. Peter has extensive experience in delivering education to lawyers, from instructing graduates at Leo Cussens to authoring the Family Law Practice Manual.
     
    Moderator: 
    David Gillard, Consultant, Lander & Rogers Lawyers
    David has acted as legal adviser to many voluntary and charitable bodies in Victoria. David has broad experience within the family law jurisdiction with expertise in complex commercial family law matters, third party litigation and overseas cross-jurisdictional cases. He became an accredited specialist in family law in 1990 and successfully manages a family law practice.
     
  • Learning Outcomes
    In this discussion group, you will: 
    • Discuss the recent High Court decision of Thorne v Kennedy
    • Gain expert insights from experienced family lawyers on how this decision will impact family law
    • Obtain valuable advice on when preparing and advising clients in this area.