Nov 30, 2023
Here, we discuss the recent passing of legislation which the Attorney-General said will make Australia’s family law system “simpler, safer and more accessible” for separating families and their children. What are the implications for practitioners in this space?
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome
Doraisamy speaks with Barry Nilsson principal Genevieve Morgan to
discuss how and why recent amendments to family law legislation
came about, the state of affairs in family law since Howard-era
changes, the Constitution and perception of bad laws, and the key
takeaways from the recent passage of legislative amendments.
Ms Morgan also discusses the response from family lawyers to the amendments, how the landscape will remain grey until a test case comes about, the need for re-education, how practitioners can navigate the short-term uncertainty, what best practice might look like moving forward, and opportunities for practitioners to redefine their operations.
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