Twilight Seminar/Webinar: Dealing with the ongoing impact of historical family violence in parenting matters

  • 13 Oct 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • In person at Grant Thornton, King George Central Level 18 145 Ann Street Brisbane or by Webinar.


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FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar 

Dealing with the ongoing impact of historical family violence in parenting matters

Thursday, 13 October 2022

Join us in a panel discussion exploring the manner in which we, as practitioners, and the Courts can effectively and usefully deal with historical domestic and family violence in parenting proceedings.  We will be joined by:

  • Judge Demack, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)
  • Tom FitzGerald, Family Consultant and Social Worker
  • Shannon Daykin, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Legal Practitioner Director of Daykin Family Law
  • Belinda Cox, Team Leader Safer Community Culture, Brisbane Domestic Violence Service, Micah Projects

As part of the discussion, we will cover how historic family violence might be dealt with in parenting cases where there is cogent evidence that a party (the aggrieved) has been the victim of violence, the aggrieved has been traumatised by that violence and continues to experience trauma, including in circumstances where there is arguably a benefit to the child in having a meaningful relationship with both parents.  We will cover issues relating to gatekeeping behaviours, how the Egg Shell Skull Rule might impact thinking and the intersection between a child’s needs and the needs of their carers, and how as practitioners we can respond to these issues.

When: 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start, Thursday 13 October 2022

Where: In person at Grant Thornton, King George Central, Level 18 145 Ann Street, Brisbane 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

RSVP: Please click here for the online form and make payment by Thursday, 6 October 2022

CPD: 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).

Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.