FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar
Family violence in Hague Convention matters
Thursday, 12 October 2023
The Hon Justice Jenny Hogan will moderate a panel discussion of experienced practitioners including Murray Green, Lisa Foley and Nicole Fitzgibbon.
The Commonwealth Government amended the relevant Regulations in December 2022 to provide that family violence can be considered by a Court when deciding whether to return a child under the Hague Convention. The panel will address questions around family violence and the Hague Convention, including:
- whether the recent changes effect any substantial impact on the law;
- how family violence is taken into account in return applications;
- the trends in respect of family violence in return applications, and more.
Justice Hogan was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2012 and as a Justice of the Brisbane Registry of the Family Court of Australia in 2013. Murray Green of Counsel has appeared as a solicitor and barrister in numerous Hague Convention matters over the past three decades. Lisa Foley has acted as solicitor for many clients in Hague Convention matters, including the highly publicised “Italian Sisters” matter in 2012. Nicole Fitzgibbon is a Special Counsel at McInnes Wilson, and acts for the State Central Authority when return applications are brought in Queensland.
When: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start, Thursday 12 October 2023
Where: In person at Grant Thornton (Level 18, 145 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000) or by webinar
$50 for FLPA members - in person
$70 for non members - in person
$35 for FLPA members - via webinar
$50 for non members - via webinar
Please click here for the online form and make payment by 5pm, Friday 6 October 2023.
Rule 48(2) of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005 and the Bar Association of Queensland CPD Policy permit, on a self-assessment basis, the treatment of attendance at a conference as a CPD activity at the rate of 1 CPD point per 1 hour of attendance (excluding refreshment breaks).
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