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Selected Publications

Our lawyers publish articles on a range of family law related subjects which are presented at conferences, seminars and webinars in Australia and overseas. A list of our publications is set out below.

Ian Kennedy AM

Financial Agreements – How binding are they? Hunter Valley Family Law Conference, July 2017

Financial Agreements – How binding are they? Hunter Valley Family Law Conference, July 2017

When Duty of Care or Children’s Wishes Conflict with Court Orders, Parenting Plans or Parental Demands School Law Conference, May 2017

Surrogacy Law in Australia – A very tangled web New Delhi, India, 14-18 September 2016

International Property Matters in Family Law - The Tussle for Jurisdiction The Tenth Annual Family Law Conference Gold Coast, July 2016

The Past, Present and Future of Financial Agreements New Zealand Family Law Conference, October 2015

International Financial Disputes New Zealand Family Law Conference, October 2015

The Lonely Planet Guide to Family Law – International Aspects of Financial Cases Family Law Intensives, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth 2015

International Parental Child Abduction Legal Resource (Editor) Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, August 2015

The Past, Present and Future of Pre-Nuptial Agreements - Lessons and Issues for International Practitioners Québec, Canada, June 2015

Transparency in the Family Court of Australia Family Law Bar Association, England, May 2015

Heaven, Hell and Purgatory – Marriage, Divorce and Nullity the Australian Way Shanghai, China, September 2014

The Chains that Bind? – The Ever Shifting Law on Financial and Child Support Agreements Family Law Intensives Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth 2014

Litigators and Alligators – Challenges and Threats for Family Lawyers Hunter Valley Family Law Conference, October 2013

Property Issues in Family Law Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2013

Tightrope Walking and other Circus Tricks – Working with Financial Agreements Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 2013

Relocation of Children - International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2013

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Family Law Decisions and Obligations – A focus on Child Support, Maintenance and Parenting Orders 6th World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights, March 2013

Family Property Disputes; Special Contributions in Big Money Cases Television Education Network, August 2013

International Financial Issues in Family Law Sound Education in Family Law, June 2013

The High Court’s decision in Stanford; Implications for Family Property Orders and Estate Planning Television Education Network, February 2013

International Financial Issues in Family Law 2nd International Family Law Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, September 2012

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Family Law Decisions in Australian Courts Australian Family Lawyer, Vol 21 No. 3, 2011

With this Contract I Thee Wed Family Law Bar Association, England and Wales, May 2010

Best Practice Guidelines for Lawyers Doing Family Law Work (Editor) Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia, October 2010

Forum Shopping – an Australia Perspective Munich, Germany, April 2010

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Decisions Munich, Germany, April 2010


John Spender

Section 79A as an alternative to enforcement? – A review of Blackwell & ScottFamily Law Conference, JAM Boutique Conferences and Events, Hoi An, Vietnam, 29 September to 2 October 2017

Binding Child Support Agreements; Everything You Need to Know Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia Conference, Perth, Australia, 8 to 10 September 2017

Binding Child Support Agreements: Everything You Need to Know Australian National Family Law Conference, October 2016

How to treat irregular lump sums in property matters Legalwise Family Law Conference, Melbourne, August 2016

Competing Equities and Unforceable Loans – Lessons from Vadisanis & VadisanisLondon, May 2016

Using Shadow Experts in Complex Valuation Issues – What are the tools available? Legalwise Family Law Conference, September 2015

Running de facto cases – are the principles really just the same? Sixth Victorian Family Law Conference, Bali, Indonesia, June 2015

Navigating the Tightrope of Financial Agreements: Practical Aspects, Threats and Legal Challenges for Family Lawyers Legalwise Seminar, Melbourne March 2014 and ChilliIQ Seminar, Melbourne, March 2014

Stanford & Stanford – A Revolution or a Restatement of Australian Family Law? Fourth Victorian Family Lawyers Conference, Bali, Indonesia, 7-10 June 2013

Binding and Non-Binding Financial Agreements – Case Studies and Practical Guidance Wills Drafting Victoria Conference, March 2013

Navigating a Safe Pathway through Binding Financial Agreements – Have the 2010 Amendments been of any Assistance? Third Victorian Family Lawyers Conference, Bali, Indonesia, June 2012

International Family Law – Issues related to Service, the Taking of Evidence and the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act March 2011