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Complaints against Solicitors

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Host Julian Morrow (co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra) chats with John McKenzie, (Legal Services Commissioner for NSW) about solicitor complaints. They explore the key causes of complaints, how a client relationship can sour, how solicitors can form an appropriate response to a complaint and what you can do to reduce the likelihood of complaints.

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Mental Fitness and Legal Practice

In this episode we delve into neuroscience and how it can help us manage our workloads, reduce risk and how maintaining mental fitness can prepare you for life’s biggest challenges.

Hosted by Julian Morrow, co-founder of the Chaser, Giant Dwarf and host of ABC National Radio’s Sunday Extra who chats with Rachel Clements, co-founder and Director of Psychological Services at the Centre for Corporate Health and Resilia about creating a healthy relationship with stress.

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Law Society of NSW Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS)

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Trends in family law – risks beyond the horizon

Renee Stevens, Legal Risk Manager at Lawcover and Kristy Nunn, Director of Mullane & Lindsay, discuss recent cases and claims highlighting some key risk areas of family law practice, and explore how to manage these risks effectively.

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Binding Financial Agreements

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90G and 90K

Rogic v Samaan [2018] NSWSC 1464

Spouse maintenance

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) sections 90F and 90UI

Millington & Millington [2007] FamCA 687 (29 June 2007)

Fosse & Salvage [2019] FamCA 385 (14 June 2019)

Spouse maintenance orders

Bodilly & Hand [2019] FamCA 210 (9 April 2019)

Blevins and Blevins [2019] FCCA 1923 (11 July 2019)

Child support and child support agreements

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) sections 80C(2), 83 and 106A(5)(a)

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) Part 4

Superannuation splitting orders

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994 (Cth) Part 7A

Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001 (Cth) Regulation 72

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Sexual Harassment in Law Practices

In this episode, Elissa Baxter, General Counsel at Lawcover and Michaela Moloney, Partner at K&L Gates, discuss sexual harassment in law practices.

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Other Resources mentioned:

Respect@work report 2020, Australian Human Rights Commission

Richardson v Oracle [2014] FCAFC 82

Vergara v Ewin [2014] FCAFC 100

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