Review of the Family Law System

In previous blog posts we have looked at some of the problems the family law system and the Family Court faces. Sarah Henderson MP, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Social and Legal Policy, agrees that these...[Read more..]

Glenn Thompson receives OAM

Glenn Thompson received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) at a ceremony at Government House in Canberra last Thursday. Glenn was awarded the OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 for his service to family...[Read more..]

Financial Abuse: The hidden side of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a topic that we generally haven’t been comfortable tackling as a society until very recently. As recently as the 1980s in Australia a person could not be found guilty of sexually assaulting their...[Read more..]

Religious Separation and the power of Courts: Idelsohn & Idelsohn

Australia is a multicultural and diverse country. We have a vast array of ethnic and religious groups that each have their own traditions and customs. An interesting issue arises as to whether Australian courts have the...[Read more..]

The Constitution: Section 44

The Constitution is the foundation document of the Commonwealth of Australia. It symbolises a level of independence from England and the growth of Australia as a self-sustaining country. Since the 2016 Federal Election...[Read more..]

Binding Financial Agreements – Fewster v Drake

Binding financial agreements, commonly known as ‘pre-nups’ in popular culture, are a way to protect assets when entering into marriage or de facto relationship. They are dealt with under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)...[Read more..]

Can state courts conduct Family Law proceedings?

Family law and the Family Court have been in the media quite a lot in the past month with Attorney-General George Brandis and the Federal Government acknowledging the issues the system faces. The government has floated a...[Read more..]

Judicial Banter

Having a laugh is part of the Australian psyche. We see ourselves as a fun loving, self-depreciating society. Indeed around the world Australians are known for being larrikins. Is it appropriate, however, for humour to be...[Read more..]

Newnhams’ Glenn Thompson awarded OAM

Newnhams Solicitors partner Glenn Thompson received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List for his service to family law and the community. We congratulate Glenn on this...[Read more..]

Chancellor & McCoy: No property order for couple of 27 years

Newnhams Solicitors partner Glenn Thompson received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List for his service to family law and the community. We congratulate Glenn on this...[Read more..]