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Synopsis

The current review of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 is a good time to reflect on the practice of family law as a whole. How can we ensure best practice and maintain high standards? What can we do to improve camaraderie and co-operation as well as ensure the best outcome for our clients?

Learning Outcomes

  • Become more familiar with the legal, professional and ethical roles and responsibilities of family lawyers both in their practice and in presenting before the court.
  • Understand better how to balance your obligations to your client with the effects on children and ongoing family dynamics.
  • Learn how to steer clients (and their lawyers) towards resolution outside the courtroom through counselling and therapy, forming private agreements, mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice.

Who should view?

This On Demand seminar is relevant to all lawyers who practice family law. 

 

Order timeframe

Access details will be delivered via email within 15 minutes.

Presenters

Cushla Webster
Director
Devonport Law

Alissa Bell
Partner
McVeagh Fleming


Ross Knight
Partner
TGT Legal

Prior to joining TGT Legal as a Partner, Ross practiced for many years as a Barrister Sole from Princes Chambers in Auckland’s CBD and before that as a Partner in a national law firm where he led its family law section.

Ross is one of New Zealand’s leading relationship property and trust law specialists. He is frequently retained on complex financial cases involving significant assets both in New Zealand and internationally.

He appears regularly in the Family Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal but is also a proponent of alternative dispute resolution, through mediation and where appropriate, arbitration.

Moira Green
Lawyer
Mediator and Collaborative Practitioner

Chair

Stuart Cummings
Barrister
Surrey Chambers