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Working from home and domestic violence in COVID-19

21 Aug 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal In March 2020, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the case of Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer v Hill [2020] NSWCA 54 (‘Hill’s case’).  In this case a woman was killed by her defacto husband while she was working at home in the family business. The…

The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court: dealing with family law disputes in 2020

2 Jul 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal, MST Lawyers The COVID-19 List In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has established a court list dedicated to dealing exclusively with urgent family law disputes arising as a direct result of the pandemic. An example…

The Impact of a Pandemic on Support Services for Family Law Clients

2 Jul 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal, MST Lawyers A boom in family law proceedings, and domestic violence matters, is anticipated as a result of the lockdown imposed on Australian residents. In a pressure cooker environment couples are spending more time together while under the stress of home schooling, loss of employment and resulting loss of income. For…

Family Law Update | Autumn 2020

27 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and the Family Court The Family Court is following the advice of the Australian Government to minimise the spread of the virus in the community. If any person has travelled in areas affected by COVID-19 or developed any symptoms of the virus and has a matter before the court,…