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Pay disparity – Men more than women in law

Pay disparity – Men more than women in law Pay disparity – the gender pay gap is wider among lawyers than the Australian average, despite a…
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Hanson Senate speech – Family Lawyers React

Hanson Senate speech – Family Lawyers React Seasoned practitioners have dismissed criticism of Australia’s family law regime delivered by new senator Pauline Hanson as…
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More Judges Needed not a New System

More Judges Needed not a New System The Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA) is calling on the Federal Government to immediately appoint…
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Weekend Divorce – too busy during the week?

Weekend Divorce – too busy during the week? Wondering what a weekend divorce is about and whether it might be the solution for you?…
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Value based legal fees

Value based legal fees Does your legal representation bill you based on value? Unlike many law firms, Freedom Law offers clients value based legal…
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Family Law Solicitor Noosa

Family Law Solicitor Noosa Family law at Freedom Law: “Being in a situation where you need legal representation is stressful enough without feeling like…
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Fair hearing and safety

Fair hearing and safety Due to the complex nature of domestic and family violence matters, it may be necessary for judicial officers in their…
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Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence

Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence Domestic and family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men against women in the context of intimate partner relationships….
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World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person…
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R U OK? Day 7 September

R U OK? Day 7 September Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would?…
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National Domestic and Family Violence Benchbook

National Domestic and Family Violence Benchbook In its review of the legal response to domestic and family violence in Australia, Family Violence – A…
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LAQ Property Arbitration Program

LAQ Property Arbitration Program – how can it help me? Property arbitration uses an independent third person to help resolve a dispute. LAQ (Legal Aid…
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Helping vulnerable people access justice

Helping vulnerable people access justice Helping vulnerable people access justice in case study: Samantha* is a 29-year-old mother with two children who suffered many…
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Estrangement from parents and family provision

Estrangement from parents and family provision PARKER  & ORS v AUSTRALIAN EXECUTOR TRUSTEES LIMITED [2016] SASC 64  The following is annotated. Summary: Claim by…
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Frequently Asked Questions – 9-12 year olds

Frequently Asked Questions – 9-12 year olds Will I get what I want? Not always, but sometimes. The ICL will sometimes tell the judge…
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Child support trust maintained for child

Child support trust maintained for child Bass & Bass and Anor [2016] FamCAFC 64 (29 April 2016) The following is annotated. The husband seeks…
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Baden-Clay killing deliberate – High Court

Baden-Clay killing deliberate – High Court Daily Mail – Australia’s highest court has reinstated Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction and ruled he did deliberately kill…
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CLE Collaboration Fund grant recipients announced

CLE Collaboration Fund grant recipients announced Legal Aid Queensland is delighted to announce the 2016 Community Legal Education (CLE) Collaboration Fund grant recipients, which…
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Family report allowed in domestic violence case

Family report allowed in domestic violence case Miller  & Murphy [2016] FCCA 974 (2 May 2016) The following is annotated. FAMILY LAW – Practice…
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Earning capacity affected by marriage

Earning capacity affected by marriage Wah  & Golay [2016] FamCAFC 67 (7 April 2016) The following is annotated. SUMMARY: FAMILY LAW – APPEAL –…
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Family Law Solicitor Brisbane

Family Law Solicitor Brisbane Family Law at Freedom Law: “Being in a situation where you need legal representation is stressful enough without feeling like…
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High Court rules no maintenance for wife

High Court rules no maintenance for wife Hall v Hall [2016] HCA 23 (8 June 2016) The following is annotated. Family law – Family…
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Federal Circuit and Harmony House

Federal Circuit and Harmony House Harmony House Maroochydore representatives will be attendance at the Federal Circuit Court Maroochydore Circuit Day this Friday 26th August…
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Declaration of a defacto relationship

Declaration of a defacto relationship Luk & Choy [2016] FamCA 534 (30 June 2016) The following is annotated: INTRODUCTION Ms Luk (“the applicant”) and…

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