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Family violence amidst the COVID-19 crisis

Isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic can be a frightening proposition if you are experiencing family violence.  Whilst for most of us our home is a haven, for 1 in 6 Australian women it is a place of fear. We have seen from China’s experience that family violence incidents surged following the forced lockdown period. In different circumstances, … Read more

The scourge of family violence

This week we have been inundated by media reports of the untimely and horrific deaths of Hannah Baxter and her three children, Lainah (aged 6), Aaliyah (4) and Trey (3). We know that we are losing more than 1 woman a week to family violence in Australia, but the loss of an entire family, including … Read more

Family wealth – inheritance protection agreements


Posted By on 19/02/20

By Angelo Mazzone (Trainee Lawyer) and Greg Oliver (Principal Solicitor) In these days of increasing wealth transfer, the instances of a person in a relationship receiving a substantial gift or inheritance are more common than not. Perhaps more importantly, the size of inheritances is generally growing. When that is considered together with the very high … Read more

After separation … who gets the pets?

By Chloe McGuinness (Senior Associate) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) Pet owners invest a lot of time, money and emotion in their pets. For most people, their pets are important and loved members of their family, and it is often devastating when there is a relationship breakdown and there is a dispute about who will … Read more