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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 May 2021

That the wife was advised against signing the BFA, but did so anyway, may be an “indicium of undue influence” as held in Thorne v Kennedy [2021] FamCAFC 9

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Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody
Inside stories: Support boost for children with parents in custody

 Carolyn Ford 01 May 2021

SHINE for Kids got creative for some of the 77,000 children unable to visit their mother or father in prison during COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Trans Day of Visibility 2021
Trans Day of Visibility 2021

 Teddy Darling 27 Apr 2021

The International Trans Day of Visibility was on 31 March. Life as a trans or gender diverse (TGD) lawyer is as varied as gender identity, no two experiences are alike.

 

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

 Craig Nicol & Keleigh Robinson 01 Apr 2021

Parental capacity not always impacted where concerns held as to a child’s safety in the other parent’s care.

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Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing
Balancing motivation and mental wellbeing

 Aayushi Patel 30 Mar 2021

Despite it being highly rewarding, studying law has the capacity to quickly become demanding. A profession in law requires extraordinary grades, exceptional involvement in numerous co-curricular activities and extensive legal experience.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Mar 2021

Contributions must be considered “holistically” and “weighed collectively”.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Feb 2021

High Court sets aside stay order – Full Court misapplied res judicata and Anshun estoppel 

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Why admissions ceremonies are important
Why admissions ceremonies are important

 Christine Bulos and Cherie Fung 22 Jan 2021

COVID-19 has taken a lot from us. Our freedoms, our health and, for many, the celebration of hard-earned achievements. For recent law graduates, the noteworthy often dreamt about day of being admitted to practice and reaching that finish line was brutally taken away as well.

 

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What admission into the legal profession meant to us
What admission into the legal profession meant to us

 Saara Amjadeen, Marionne Tolentino and Janice Mahesan 22 Jan 2021

Juggling law school, gaining practical legal experience, networking and engaging in other extracurricular activities was considered normal and almost expected of law students. Undoubtedly, anxiety and other stresses were part of law student life.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Dec 2020

Treatment of deed of gift – Majority of High Court reaffirms wide discretion of trial judge 

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A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty
A childhood dream accomplished in a year of uncertainty

 Manolya Ilanli 17 Nov 2020

I was 13 years old when I found my future career path. After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and being inspired by Atticus Finch, I decided to pursue my dream of practising law. The story has never left the forefront of my mind; not only was it a captivating novel, it also illustrated how I could one day make a difference in people’s lives by advocating for their legal rights.

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Family Law judgments
Family Law judgments

  Robert Glade-Wright & Craig Nicol 01 Oct 2020

Consent orders obtained based on false information for the purpose of defeating creditors, in most circumstances, justifies an order varying or setting aside the order under s79A of the Act.

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A Reasonable Standard
A Reasonable Standard

 Gianna Fermo 15 Sep 2020

Mental illness is a prominent issue among the legal community. It does not discriminate between law students or legal professionals. The 2007 Beaton Consulting and Beyond Blue National Depression Initiative revealed that lawyers and law students have alarming rates of mental illness and symptoms. When compared to other professions, lawyers experienced the highest incidence of depressive symptoms.

 

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What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you
What to do when the traditional path into law isn’t for you

 Shaniya Vilash 07 Sep 2020

Many of us know the stress that law school and a legal career can bring. The countless sleepless nights studying for exams, preparing applications for clerkship season and giving it your all in an interview, only to find out it didn’t land you that dream job. Sound familiar?

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Young Lawyers Matter
Young Lawyers Matter

  Karen Finch 07 Sep 2020

During the first lockdown in Melbourne, I attended a virtual event organised by the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria. During that session, an incredibly accomplished, articulate, intelligent young lawyer made a comment that impacted me greatly – “My voice doesn’t matter.”

 

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