Clayton v Bant [2020] HCA 44

This case was an appeal from the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia to the High Court of Australia on the question of whether divorce proceedings in the United Arab Emirates precluded proceedings in the Family Court of Australia. The High Court overturned the...

Re: Imogen (No. 6) [2020] FamCA 761

The decision of Re: Imogen (No. 6) is the most recent development of the legal system’s understanding and treatment of gender dysphoria. Imogen, aged 16 years and 8 months and formerly known as Thomas, was diagnosed with gender dysphoria. She wished to progress to...

Cantrell & North and Anor [2020] FAMCAFC 175

The Full Court of the Family Court dismissed a couple’s appeal against the Supreme Court’s decision to declare an order for the transfer of property to be void. The Full Court dismissed the appeal as the parties ‘wrongfully’ obtained Consent orders in the joint quest...

DeLuca v Farnham [2019] FamCAFC 100

The Full Court found that the primary judge had erred in preventing overseas travel without considering the matter of Line v Line (1997) FLC 92-729 (“Line v Line”). The primary judge ruled that neither party be allowed to travel outside Australia without either...

Sagilde v Magee [2018] FamCAFC 143

Procedural fairness matter A principle embedded in universal legal practice is a litigant’s right to procedural fairness in court proceedings. This includes the right of a litigant to: Know the case advanced against that party’s interest; Have the reasonable...