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2024 Melbourne Family Law Intensive

Family Law Intensive

2024 Melbourne Family Law Intensive

Melbourne 2024 Family Law Intensive Series

‍The Family Law Section strives to lead the development of family law and deliver the highest quality professional development for our members.

Delegates can expect a brand new program, including specialised sessions for both Junior and Advanced practitioners.

Keynote Session: ‘Latest & Greatest’

Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, Latest & Greatest returns in DUAL SESSIONS presented by The Hon Justice O'Brien, Family Court of Western Australia and The Hon Justice Altobelli AM, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1).

Over two and half hours of content, discussing leading family law cases from the last 12 months, the program provides an excellent opportunity for you to get up to date with the latest developments in family law, gain CPD points, and network with colleagues.

Concurrent Sessions:
ADVANCED SESSION 1: Parenting - Working with experts

Join our esteemed panel of judges, lawyers, and a pre-eminent psychiatrist to learn how to best navigate the fine balance and nuance of parenting litigation. 

Chair: Helen Dellidis SC, Culwulla Chambers

The Hon Justice Brasch, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1);
Judge A Humphreys, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2);

Dr Kate Gray, Family Focus Psychology;
Paula Leslie, Leslie Family Lawyers

JUNIOR SESSION 1: Injunctions - When, how and what to seek

Learn from experienced practitioners how to recognise the need for injunctions, and how to quickly and successfully obtain them. 

Chair: Dr Robin Smith, FLS Executive Member


Robert Heath KC, Caston Chambers
Sarah FiskenOwen Dixon Chambers East

ADVANCED SESSION 2: Property - Remedies under the Corporations Act

Our panel of experts will walk you through some common scenarios and their appropriate remedies under the Corporations Act, and the Family Law Act, when considering property cases involving companies. 

Chair: Peter Cummings SC, FLS Executive Member


The Hon Justice Campton, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)
Albert Dinelli KC, Ninian Stephen Chambers
Liz Kofoed, Lander & Rogers

JUNIOR SESSION 2: Advocacy - An ethical overview. Online appearances, mediation

Gain insight and practical advice from senior practitioners on mastering ethical requirements and effective advocacy skills.

Chair: Trevor McKenna, FLS Executive Member


Chris Nehmy, Vic Bar
Briana Kotzapavlidis, Hargreaves Family Lawyers

With thanks to our sponsors:


Event Pricing

CategoryEarly Bird RateStandard Rate
(all GST inclusive)
(20 October 2023 - 20 April 2024)
(21 April 2024 - 4 May 2024)
FLS Member Price
Early Career Practitioner*
CLC and Legal Aid Commission Employee
Judicial/ Court Staff
SJRs/JRs/FCWA Registrars
Non Member Pricing
Non Member - Junior Pricing*

* For lawyers admitted to practice less than 4 years

Event Inclusions

Morning Tea

Afternoon Tea



Networking sessions


Event is Open for Registrations


Start time: 4 May 2024 8:30 am
End time: 4 May 2024 5:00 pm


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Place SOUTH WHARF VIC 3006


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