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Watts McCray Presents 16th Australian Family Lawyers Conference

Watts McCray Lawyers is proud to have again presented the 16th biennial Australian Family Lawyers Conference with conference partners Aon and Cutcher & Neale.

A number of solicitors from our Family Law Team attended the conference, which took place at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Fiji. The delegates who attended the conference included not only family law solicitors and barristers from all over Australia but also solicitors from the United Kingdom and Singapore, Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Accountants, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

During the conference the delegates had the benefit of hearing from a number of high-calibre speakers who presented topics covering all aspects of Family Law including recent developments in property and parenting proceedings, the weight to be placed on children’s views, child support and departing from an administrative assessment, valuation of assets and superannuation. The delegates also received an insight into international family law matters including an overview of the family law system in Fiji,  Marital agreements in Singapore, the move towards digital technology in the Family Justice System in the United Kingdom and the impact Brexit may have on Family Law.

As is the tradition of the Australian Family Lawyers Conference, a plenary session enabled the delegates the opportunity to put their questions to a panel of speakers, sparking discussion on a range of issues including gender dysphoria, the current status of the Family Law system, the move towards an electronic Court file and international arbitration.

This article was prepared and written by Bernadette Melhem.

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