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..]

Overworked and Understaffed? Delays in the Family Court

The Chief Justice of the Family Court Diana Bryant AO has said what many people who have been in contact with family law say: the system is under resourced. There is a legal maxim that states ‘Justice delayed is justice...[Read more..]

Child Welfare: Who has responsibility?

Throughout the family law process, especially as seen in the media, there can be a focus on the monetary aspects of a separation: Who gets the house? Who gets the car? How are the assets split? While there is of course a...[Read more..]

Doyles Guide 2017 features partners Glenn Thompson & John Chapple

Newnhams Solicitors are very proud to announce that our partners Glenn R Thompson and John F Chapple have again been featured in Doyles Guide ‘Leading Family Law & Divorce Lawyers’ in 2017. Glenn has been named as a...[Read more..]

Newnhams Solicitors listed as ‘Leading Family Law & Divorce Law Firm’ in 2017 by Doyles Guide

Newnhams Solicitors have been listed as a ‘Leading Family Law & Divorce Law Firm’ in 2017 by Doyles Guide. To read the article click the link below Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Sydney, 2017 File Under:...[Read more..]

Doyles Guide features Newnhams Solicitors

Newnhams Solicitors are very proud to announce that our partners Glenn R Thompson and John Chapple have been featured in Doyles Guide ‘The best Family Lawyers Near You”. Glenn has been named as a preeminent lawyer, with...[Read more..]