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High Court Appeal on Ground of Apprehended Bias – Charisteas v Charisteas

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 12/10/2021

We are pleased to announce that our Appeal before the High Court of Australia in the case of Charisteas v Charisteas has been successful.  Our Director, Milos Supljeglav (ably assisted by Greg Martinovich), has had the primary carriage of the matter for a number of years. In a unanimous judgment which is likely to reshape … Continue reading “High Court Appeal on Ground of Apprehended Bias – Charisteas v Charisteas”


Collaborative Practice in Family Law

Caley Kim
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 03/08/2021

  Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process whereby lawyers (and other professionals, such as psychologists, counsellors, child development specialists, financial advisors, tax accountants, etc.) work together to facilitate child and family-focused discussion between the parties to negotiate a practical overall agreement to all aspects of a dispute. Any discussions, correspondence or records of … Continue reading “Collaborative Practice in Family Law”


The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 14/07/2021

  There are more than a few widespread misconceptions within the family law sphere surrounding the conduct of a former spouse or de facto partner: Firstly, that the Family Court is an appropriate forum to air one’s personal “grievances” about an ex-spouse’s behaviour. Secondly, that apportioning ‘blame’ to such conduct is a relevant factor to … Continue reading “The No-Fault Divorce Principle in Australia”


COVID-19 Notice

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 15/07/2021

  Effective from 12:01am Tuesday, 29 June 2021 until at least 12:01am Saturday, 3 July 2021, the State Government has introduced a four-day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region to stop the spread of COVID-19.   Working remotely We have taken immediate steps to enable our team to work from home. … Continue reading “COVID-19 Notice”


The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 27/05/2021

In a Family Law context, DIY separation agreements can present several potential problems and pitfalls. A separation agreement is a written contract between a separating couple wherein they document what they have agreed regarding various issues, mainly related to their property settlement. The main goal of “Do-it-Yourself” separation agreements is to save time and money, … Continue reading “The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements”


Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer

Ross Dunlop
Consultant
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 25/02/2021

  A relationship breakdown can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences in your life and, ultimately, you’ll more than likely end up having to resolve matters through the Family Court (whether by litigation or an Application for Consent Orders). But to make the process simpler and improve the overall and – let’s … Continue reading “Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer”


Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard

Rachael King
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 21/01/2021

Whilst in Primary School, I recall a class-mate feeling very nervous about attending the Family Court to express her views as to whether she wanted to live with her Mum or her Dad. I remember how anxious she was at the time, but after the event she told me she was so relieved that the … Continue reading “Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard”



De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia

Amy James
Senior Associate

Last Updated on 16/06/2020

Last updated by Greg Martinovich on 16/06/2020 60-Second Summary: It might come as a surprise to many but currently, in Western Australia, superannuation is not considered an asset for the purpose of a property division between de facto couples following a separation. This means that, unlike in any other Australian state or territory, superannuation cannot … Continue reading “De Facto Superannuation Splitting in Western Australia”