The videos below are past FLPA twilight webinars that are more than a year old. To view more recent twilight webinars, you can buy viewing access on the Webinar shop.
Lunchbox Webinar – Has the two step process under Strahan for interim applications become harder?
Leigh McBean from RateSetter Australia looks at solicitor's duties and the Family Law Rules when running interim applications for partial distribution in order to obtain funds, and to compare and contrast those interim applications with the alternative of borrowing.
Twilight seminar / webinar – Interim Hearing Advocacy: The right way and the wrong way
In this twilight, barristers Jeff Bunning and Michael Alexander battle it out and show off their advocacy in a series of mini interim hearings dealing with parenting, spousal maintenance and partial property settlement. They illustrate the right and wrong way to approach advocacy at the interim hearing level and give valuable tips for preparing your own advocacy. Her Honour Judge Spelleken adjudicates and provide valuable insights of her own about interim hearing advocacy.
Twilight seminar / webinar – An evening with Judge Middleton
This seminar provided an opportunity for networking as well as an informal Q & A session with his Honour Judge Steve Middleton canvassing topics on all things family law as well as practical tips for the practitioners appearing routinely before his Honour in relation to how his Honour’s list will be managed, preparing your client for the court process and drafting court material.
Twilight seminar / webinar – Forum-related issues in Children and Property Cases
In this Twilight, Murray examines the statutory provisions in the Family Law Act 1975 that invest courts with jurisdiction to decide children and property related cases. His presentation includes a brief discussion on the sections of the Act that implement Australia's obligations under the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Cooperation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (the 1996 Hague Convention) on the power of a court to exercise its jurisdiction in child -related proceedings. Finally, Murray goes through the basics of the doctrine of forum non conveniens and its effect on Australian courts deciding children and property cases.
Twilight seminar / webinar – Untangling technical tax
Taxation law is complex and dynamic and can be difficult for family lawyers to stay in touch with. They impact on all business and personal financial decisions, but particularly on family law settlements. In this twilight seminar, tax lawyers Frances Becker and Melinda Peters guides you through the complex web of taxation revenue and commercial law and its relevance to family law matters.
Twilight seminar / webinar – Insight into business valuations
John Thynne and Peter Haley of Vincents offer expert insights into business valuations. John and Peter answer those burning business valuations questions such as: • Will the experts scope assist in settling the matter? • Is the business property or a financial resource? • Can a business have a negative value? • Is the business infrastructure a valuable asset or sunk cost? • Should income tax be taken into account on Division 7A loans? • Is a written report the best use of your expert?
Lunchbox Webinar – Involvement of financial planners in family law settlements
Author of On Your Own Two Feet: Steady Steps to Women’s Financial Independence, Helen Baker is a Brisbane-based financial planner who has helped many clients through complex financial settlements and assisted them to re-establish their financial future. In this lunchbox webinar, Helen presents a range of property settlement client scenarios and give you insight on what your clients don’t know and should.
10 pages or less – Sunshine Coast presentation
This seminar is co-presented by her Honour Judge Leanne Spelleken, Bruce Thiele and Robin Slade-Jones and hosted at the office of Pippa Colman & Associates on the Sunshine Coast. It provides guidelines on the new Federal Circuit Court of Australia Practice Direction No.2 of 2017 – Interim Family Law Proceedings of how to prepare affidavits in 10 pages or less.