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Family Law Skills - the How to Guide to Thrive


Thu 10 Nov 2016, 9:00am–1:15pm

Where: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard Rate: $480.00
  • Earlybird Rate: $395.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: flam

We've laid out the key areas you can focus on to boost your practice and then put together a varied panel of experts to give you the down and dirty straight talk and skills to simply make you better at your job and a more successful family lawyer.

Chair: Andrew Barnes, Partner, Barnes Brinsley Shaw

Insights from the Bench:Opening Address

Presented by Judge Charlotte Kelly, Federal Circuit Court of Australia

How to Take Adequate Instructions and Advise on Entitlement
- Asking the 'right questions': taking adequate instructions
- Advising on entitlement: 5-step process since Stanford
- Fact scenario: applying what we know
Presented by David Jenkin, Director, Howe Jenkin Family Lawyers and Mediators.

How to Manage Matrimonial Property Settlements: The Accountant's Perspective
- Accounting 101 and financial statements
- Profit and loss valuation/ earnings metrics and their capitalisation
- Bases of value, valuation approaches and control issues
- Settlement tax issues
- Engaging a valuer: practical considerations
Presented by George Whitington, Senior Manager, Forensic Accounting, Nexia Edwards Marshall

How to Construct an Affidavit
- Evidentiary rules
- Annexures and letters
- Identifying purpose
- Comprehensibility
Presented by John McGinn, Barrister, Hugh Burton Chambers

How to Manage Offers from the Other Side
- When should you just pick up the phone and speak to the other side?
- Negotiation strategies and common problems
Presented by Alicia Furman, Senior Associate, David Burrell & Co

Panel Discussion : How to Survive and Thrive in Family Law
- Managing emotional and irrational clients
- Coping with the stress of the job
- Dealing with self-represented litigants

David Jenkin, Director, Howe Jenkin Family Lawyers and Mediators
Alicia Furman, Senior Associate, David Burrell & Co
Erica Panagakos, Associate, Belperio Clark Lawyers