Practice & Procedure

I’m Late! Understanding time limits in the Family Court

Greg Martinovich
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 29/01/2019

“within 12 months” and “within 2 years” – what do these phrases mean? When parties to a relationship separate, it is generally considered to be in their best interests if their financial relationship is also brought to a conclusion. Limitation period for married couples The above principle is given express legislative force by way of … Continue reading “I’m Late! Understanding time limits in the Family Court”


Re-opening proceedings before final orders are made

Rodney Worth
Barrister and Solicitor

Last Updated on 29/01/2019

Once a┬áTrial has concluded, it may be many months (or longer) before Judgment is delivered and orders made. In that time, new evidence may come to light which, if put before the Judge, could affect their decision. In this article I look at the legal principles which govern the “re-opening” of a matter after Trial, … Continue reading “Re-opening proceedings before final orders are made”