Thu 28 March | 4:00PM - 5:30PM | Your desk or on your portable device

Synopsis

Getting information in Relationship Property cases is essential – and yet it can be a slow, frustrating and costly process. The Law Commission is seeking to address the problem, but your cases won’t wait.

Presented by a senior family barrister and a senior accountant with experience in such cases, this seminar will provide key insights into the different avenues for obtaining information, how to deal with barriers along the way, and using the information.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve your understanding about what type of information you should be looking for – and why.
  • Become better apprised of the legal tools available to gain information, including notices to admit facts, interrogatories, applications for discovery, and s 38 inquiries.
  • Receive guidance on finding and engaging forensic accountants, valuers and private investigators, managing privacy issues and the value they can bring. 
  • Gain insights into how to work efficiently with your expert.
  • Learn approaches for combatting barriers such as obstructiveness, non-existence and destruction.
  • Become updated on recent case law on disclosure.

Who should attend?

All Relationship Property lawyers.

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Presenters

Lynda Kearns
Barrister
Bastion Chambers

Lynda has been a specialist in all aspects of Family law for many years. Her practice primarily relates to cases involving relationship and trust property as well as estate matters, including family protection claims.

She advises on custody, access, Hague Convention cases and maintenance, including spousal maintenance. She has particular expertise in the area of child support. She has senior counsel for the child status and is routinely appointed to act for children, as counsel to assist the Court or as amicus.

She has presented numerous seminars on a variety of relationship property- and trust-related issues and matters relating to children. She has been appointed to numerous Law Society committees and previously chaired the ADLS Family Law Subcommittee.

Mike Lowe
Director – Forensic
KPMG

Mike has 22 years financial advisory experience, including 18 years spent undertaking valuations of businesses, shares, intellectual property and quantifying financial losses. Mike also undertakes forensic investigations involving fraud and financial manipulation. He provides expert evidence for the courts and in other dispute resolution forums such as arbitration, mediation and expert determinations.

Mike is typically engaged to provide expert advice for shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, relationship property disputes, business sale and purchase disputes and other claims for financial compensation.

He is a Chartered Accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and was Chair of CAANZ's Forensic Accounting Special Interest Group in 2017 and 2018. Mike is a contributing member of the Auckland District Law Society and a member of the Auckland branch of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Chair

Brian Carter
Barrister
Bastion Chambers