Elaine Clarke appointed Director

We are delighted to announce that Elaine Clarke has been appointed a Director of Newnhams Solicitors Pty Ltd. Elaine has been with Newnhams Solicitors since 2014. Elaine graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in...

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...