On 28 February 2023, Glenn Thompson presented on the topic of Insurance and Family Law Settlements for the St George Sutherland Regional Law Society of NSW at their annual Family Law CPD day. Glenn produced a comprehensive paper for the practitioners which accompanied the presentation. The paper delved into the case law exploring areas of Redundancy, Personal Injury, Trauma, Life Insurance and Income Protection. Glenn originally authored the paper in August 2019 when he first presented on the topic for Legal wise.
Since then, Elaine Clarke, has updated the paper and presentation.On 15 March 2023, Elaine, presented the paper at the Advanced Family Law Conference for Legalwise.
Both Glenn and Elaine outlined the law in relation to Insurance payments, contextualising this concept in the space of Family Law. They explored the basic property settlement principle of the just and equitable requirement applying the principle in Stanford v Stanford (2012). Glenn and Elaine, clearly set out the ‘The four step process’ which is to be applied in proceedings relating to the adjustment of property.
Please see attached below the presentation and Paper originally authored by Glenn Thompson and updated by Elaine Clarke.