49 minutes | Mar 20, 2023
S4 Ep5: Rose Tinted Law The Podcast - Episode 14 Ft. James d'Apice
Corporate Disputes Director, James d'Apice collaborates with Rose Inglis from Rose Tinted Law The Podcast for a talk about developing your legal career, social media marketing, and everything in between.
33 minutes | Dec 23, 2022
S4 Ep4: Protégé Podcast: What makes a good advocate?
Director James d’Apice and Senior Associate Hugh Smith joined Jerome Doraisamy on this episode of The Protégé Podcast. In this episode, ‘What makes a good advocate?’, our team provides valuable insights on the importance of advocacy skills to the professional development of the next generation of lawyers. This is an exciting collaboration between Lawyers Weekly and our Corporate Disputes Team. Thank you to Lawyers Weekly for this amazing opportunity. You can learn more about this podcast and our collaborators in the link below. https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/podcast/36168-protege-what-makes-a-good-advocate
39 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep13: 'The Happy Family Lawyer' with Clarissa Rayward
In Episode 13, Gillian and Tim are joined by The Happy Family Lawyer, Clarissa Rayward. Clarissa is the principal of the Brisbane Family Law Centre and the mastermind behind The Happy Family Lawyer. Clarissa is an accredited specialist in family law and an independent children's lawyer. She has authored two books and is an incredible mentor to many. Welcome to I do, I sue – The Family Law Podcast. In Episode 13, Gillian and Tim are joined by The Happy Family Lawyer, Clarissa Rayward. Clarissa is the principal of the Brisbane Family Law Centre and the mastermind behind The Happy Family Lawyer. Clarissa is an accredited specialist in family law and an independent children's lawyer. She has authored two books and is an incredible mentor to many. In this edition of 'I do, I sue', Gillian and Tim sit down with Clarissa to talk about the differences between our respective registries of the Court. They talk about the Court merger and the pathway forward for family law in Australia. They also talk about Clarissa's significant contribution to the profession, her creation: The Happy Family Lawyer. They discuss her top tips for surviving stress in the day-to-day antics of lawyering, The Club, The Retreat, The Podcast and everything in between. Resources To learn more about Clarissa Rayward: https://www.bflc.com.au/clarissa-rayward/. To learn more about The Happy Family Lawyer: https://www.thehappyfamilylawyer.com/. To learn more about The Club: https://www.happylawyerhappylife.com/theclub-open/. To learn more about The Retreat: https://www.happylawyerhappylife.com/theretreat/. To learn more about The Podcast: https://www.thehappyfamilylawyer.com/podcast/. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
31 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep12: Parenting Arrangements For Christmas & The Holiday Season
In Episode 12, Gillian and Tim are sitting down to discuss parenting arrangements for Christmas and the holiday period. In this episode, they talk through the different issues to consider when negotiating holiday time for children, discuss standard and not-so-standard arrangements, and share their experience on these highly contentious issues. Resources For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
25 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep11: Specialist Accreditation in Family Law
In Episode 11, Gillian and Tim are celebrating Tim's recent achievement, becoming an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Gill has been an Accredited Specialist since 2013 and now that Tim has achieved specialist accreditation, they sit down to discuss the requirements and assessments that solicitors undertake when sitting for accreditation. They unveil a behind the scenes look at the process, what it means, and what a solicitor has to demonstrate and achieve to receive this accolade. About Specialist Accreditation Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. Each year the Law Society runs the accreditation program for a select number of areas of law. The program consists of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. For accreditation to be conferred the candidate must pass all assessments. To retain their accreditation specialists must demonstrate their commitment to their accreditation through their work and by undertaking additional professional development in their area of accreditation. Specialist Accreditation is held by less than 5% of the profession in New South Wales. Resources To learn more about Specialist Accreditation, head to: https://www.lawsociety.com.au/specialist-accreditation. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
53 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep10: 'Divorced and Done' – Canada/Australia Family Law Comparisons with Robert Woodward and Darren Schmidt
In Episode 10, Gillian and Tim are joined by Canadian Family Lawyers Robert Woodward and Darren Schmidt who host the successful 'Divorced and Done' Podcast. (Darren is also a Family Law star on TikTok!) In this edition of 'I do, I sue', Gillian and Tim sit down with Rob and Darren to discuss Family Law in Canada and Australia, and realise that although the systems may have differences, the need for constructive and amicable approaches to the resolution of family law issues is the same across continents. Don't forget to check out the 'Divorced and Done' podcast too which, although based in Canada, has great information that can be applied in any Family Law situation. Resources To learn more about Robert Woodward: https://ellislegalgroup.com/. To learn more about Darren Schmidt: www.kidston.ca. To learn more about 'Divorced and Done': https://anchor.fm/divorceddone. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
26 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep9: Computer Security in Family Law Matters with David Chappel
In Episode 9, Gillian and Tim are joined by expert, David Chappel. David's expertise lies in the assessment of the technical environment to provide solutions that enable the ability for people and businesses alike to achieve their goals and resolve their technological challenges. In this edition of 'I do, I sue', Gillian and Tim sit down with David to discuss cyber security considerations within the context of a family law matter. They talk about the risks associated with an online presence and strategies you can adopt to protect your online security. In addition, they delve into the complexities of computer security and discuss the benefit of taking a proactive approach as opposed to a reactive approach. Resources To learn more about David Chappel and DBT Technologies, visit: https://www.dbtechnologies.com.au/. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep8: Refinancing & Buying Property After Separation with Amy Small
In Episode 8, Gillian and Tim are joined by mortgage broker extraordinaire, Amy Small. Amy is the principal of Small Local Brokers. Amy has worked in the finance industry for 12 years and has numerous accolades to show for her dedication and consistent hard work, achieving great outcomes for her clients. Gillian and Tim sit down with Amy to discuss the role of a mortgage broker within the context of separation and a Family Law matter. They discuss the mortgage/refinance process, new schemes to assist consumers getting into the housing market, getting organised and how to 'get your ducks in a row' to make the process as stress free and seamless as possible. Resources To learn more about Small Local Brokers: https://www.smalllocalbrokers.com.au. To learn more about the Family Home Guarantee and home buying incentives from the Australian Government, head to: https://www.nhfic.gov.au/. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
57 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep7: International Relocation with The Honourable Colin Forrest SC
In Episode 7, Gillian and Tim are joined by former Justice of the Family Court of Australia, The Honourable Colin Forrest SC. In this episode, we discuss domestic relocation and international relocation within the context of a Family Law matter. Furthermore, we discuss Hague Convention matters and Colin gives his hot tips for legal practitioners working in the Family Law jurisdiction. The Honourable Colin Forrest SC Colin graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1986 with degrees in Arts and Law. In 1987, Colin worked as the Legal Associate to Justice Michael Kirby, then President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. Colin was admitted to the NSW Bar that same year. In 1988, Colin spent two years working as an employed solicitor and in 1990, Colin was called to the Queensland Bar where he established a practice specialising in family law and succession law. In the 1990’s, Colin spent several years as a part-time member of the Commonwealth Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Colin was later appointed as a part-time member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal and, when that Tribunal became part of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Colin became a sessional member of QCAT. In 2010, Colin was appointed Senior Counsel. Between 2011 and 2021, Colin was a Judge in the trial division of the Family Court of Australia, based in the Brisbane Registry. In that time, Colin was the Case Management Judge of the Brisbane Registry and was a member of the Chief Justice’s Policy Advisory Committee and as the Family Court’s representative on the combined federal courts’ Children’s Committee. In his time at the court, Colin published over 500 written judgments and on occasion, sat with the Appeal Division on the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Resources To learn more about The Honourable Colin Forrest, head to: https://www.familylawchambers.com.au/barrister/the-hon-colin-forrest-sc/. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
46 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep6: Special Edition: 'The Family Court Merger' with The Honourable Stephen Scarlett OAM RFD
In Episode 6, Gillian and Tim are joined by former Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, The Honourable Stephen Scarlett OAM RFD. In this special edition episode, Gillian and Tim sit down with Stephen to discuss the merger of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia, due to take place on 1 September 2021. They discuss the new super court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and the imminent changes for the practice of family law in Australia. In addition, they discuss how this change will impact clients and practitioners alike, with some tips on how to manage change and adapt to the new Family Law landscape. The Honourable Stephen Scarlett OAM RFD Stephen served in the Army Reserve (formerly CMF) from 1964 to 2006 and retired with the rank of Colonel in the Australian Army Legal Corps. In 1988, Stephen was appointed as a Magistrate of the Local Court of New South Wales. In 2000, Stephen was appointed as a Federal Magistrate of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (as it then was) and in 2013, Stephen became a Judge of the new Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Stephen retired from his Judicial Commission in 2016 and since then, has worked as a Barrister at the New South Wales Bar. Resources To learn more about The Honourable Stephen Scarlett OAM RFD, head to: https://ebc44.com/home/barristers/scarlett-oam-rfd-stephen/. To learn more about the merger of the Federal Circuit of Australia and Family Court of Australia head to: http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/home/; http://www.familycourt.gov.au//wps/wcm/connect/fcoaweb/home; and http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/eab76802-a17f-4594-8f88-f37a4e50615a/Central+Practice+Direction+-+Family+Law+Case+Management+%28FAM-CPD%29.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CONVERT_TO=url&CACHEID=ROOTWORKSPACE-eab76802-a17f-4594-8f88-f37a4e50615a-nJygqXT.
53 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep5: 'The Splits' Ft. Bronwyn O'Loan
In Episode 5, Gillian and Tim are joined by Family Lawyer and Author, Bronwyn O'Loan from O'Loan Family Lawyers. In this episode, we talk to Bron about her new #1 bestselling book, 'The Splits'. 'The Splits' is a guide for parents who care about how separation will affect their children and need help to navigate the necessary conversations with their kids about all aspects of separation, divorce and what happens if it goes to family court. Furthermore, we discuss with Bron about being a Parenting Coordinator and how this resource can be used in a family law matter. Bron O'Loan Bron O’Loan is a Family Lawyer, a mum to three hungry, and often moody, teenagers, an avid writer, and an ardent advocate of supporting domestic and family violence victims. Before entering law, Bron was a primary school teacher and wrote a Masters Degree course for teachers, was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University and had her own online retail store. In 2012, she commenced her journey into law and held fast to her view that empathy is the key and hugging clients is often required. She obtained a Masters in Family Law and founded O’Loan Family Law. Known for her ability to inspire, energise and collaborate, the lightbulb switched on for Bron to share those traits into her passion project, The Splits. Resources To learn more about Bron O'Loan, head to: https://bronoloan.com/. To learn more about 'The Splits' and to purchase, head to: https://www.amazon.com.au/Splits-help-navigate-separation-divorce/dp/1922553395/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1629340177&sr=8-4 For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
44 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep4: Co-parenting After Separation Ft. Dr Catherine Boland
In Episode 4, Gillian and Tim are joined by child, family, and adult specialist Clinical Psychologist, Dr Catherine Boland of The Relationspace. In this episode, we discuss tools and strategies that separated families can employ to maximise success in the post separation parenting landscape. Further, we delve into the 'Single Expert Report', the private 'Child Inclusive Memorandum', parenting courses, and discuss how these resources can be used for families involved in a family law dispute. Dr. Catherine Boland Dr. Catherine Boland is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in working with children, young people and parents who are experiencing relationship issues and are in situations of family conflict and separation. She is an accomplished speaker, author and clinician who understands the complex realities of child and adolescent mental health and provides evidence-based direction to those who work with them. Catherine is an experienced therapist offering services to families in Court proceedings where children are involved. Catherine has developed a model by which families ordered to attend therapy are assessed, treated and reported. She is frequently called upon to interview families in the context of providing expert opinion and report. Catherine holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, a Master Of Clinical Psychology (Hons), a Bachelor of Psychology (Clinical, Hons) and a Bachelor of Education. Catherine is a full member of the Australia Psychological Association (APS), the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS). She also provides supervision and training for clinical psychologists. Catherine has worked in a range of sectors as a clinical psychologist. She has worked in hospital, educational and community settings prior to working in private practice. Catherine now works exclusively in private practice as Principal of Relationspace. She is the author and presenter of Relationspace Online, a child-focussed, evidence based psychological intervention for parents who are engaging with the Family Law system in Australia. This specialised online resource is targeted at providing a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy intervention online; a distillation of the most critical learning activities and cognitive strategies that Catherine provides to her clients to help them manage co-parenting after a high conflict separation situation. Catherine has authored a number of papers in the field of clinical psychology. She frequently appears in the popular media providing commentary on parenting and family relationships. She speaks at conferences and workshops on topics of child development, parenting and clinical intervention in high conflict families. Resources To learn more about Dr Boland and The Relationspace, head to: https://relationspace.com.au/. To learn more about The Relationspace Online, head to: https://www.relationspaceonline.com.au/. To learn more about Child Inclusive Assessments, head to: https://relationspace.com.au/services/expert-services/child-inclusive-assessments. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au.
21 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep3: Selling Your Home in a Family Law Matter Ft. Luke Wilson
Welcome to I do, I sue – The Family Law Podcast. In Episode 3 we get into the nuts and bolts of selling your home during a family law matter. Gillian and Timothy are joined by property expert Luke Wilson from Harcourts. In this podcast, we discuss the key issues involved with selling a property during a family law matter. We also consider some practical tips to make the process easier, strategies to minimise conflict during the sale process and important know-how. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au. For more information about Luke Wilson, how to contact him and what he does, head to: https://newcastle.harcourts.com.au/.
24 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep2: Do I Need To Sell My Home in a Family Law Matter?
Welcome to I do, I sue – The Family Law Podcast. In Episode 2 we debunk a long held myth in family law matters. There is a lot of misinformation about whether you are required to sell your home, or how such an asset is dealt with in a family law matter. In this podcast we discuss this issue in depth and consider some key issues for clients to keep at the forefront of their mind while engaged in their family law matter. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au
23 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
S5 Ep1: Married at First Sight
Welcome to I do, I sue – The Family Law Podcast. In Episode 1, we introduce you to our hosts, Gillian Yeend and Timothy Nicholls. We kick off with the 'Question Box' and our hosts ask all of those questions you're not meant to ask a lawyer. Welcome to I do, I sue – The Family Law Podcast. In Episode 1, we introduce you to our hosts, Gillian Yeend and Timothy Nicholls. We kick off with the 'Question Box' and our hosts ask all of those questions you're not meant to ask a lawyer. Introducing Gillian Yeend. Gillian is an accredited Family Law specialist, having practised exclusively in Family Law for almost two decades. Gillian has extensive experience in all areas of family law and has a reputation for achieving comprehensive and practical outcomes that are tailored to the individual needs of her clients. Gillian is firmly committed to exploring out of court solutions for her client’s and is experienced in mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. If your matter is unable to be resolved without going to Court, Gillian can support you through the process as a highly skilled Solicitor Advocate who regularly appears in the Family Law Courts in Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney. Gillian has a particular expertise in complex parenting matters including relocation and international issues, property matters including restructuring commercial interests, preparation of Financial Agreements including child support matters, surrogacy matters, and family violence Orders matters. Introducing Timothy Nicholls. Tim has worked exclusively in family law since 2014 and is qualified with a Bachelor of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Master of Law specialising in Family Law. Tim is also a highly experienced litigator and regularly appears as solicitor-advocate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia and also at appellate level in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Tim’s particular expertise lies in medium to high net worth financial cases, and matters with issues relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and third-party interests. Tim also has extensive experience in complex parenting matters with particular expertise in matters with issues relating to relocation and family violence. For more information about our hosts and what they do, head to: www.chamberlains.com.au
65 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
S4 Ep3: Enduring Powers of Attorneys and Financial Elder Abuse
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (yesterday, 15 June) Private Wealth solicitor Tanya Chapman and NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM discuss Enduring Powers of Attorneys and financial elder abuse. During the episode, they cover several cases in which an appointed attorney has breached their duties in order to gain a financial benefit, as well as the role of the Ageing and Disability Commission to assist in preventing and addressing elder abuse, and what members of the community can do to protect themselves and older people in the community.
6 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
S3 Ep14: Beans, Beats and Bankruptcy: Season 2 Episode 2
Join Stipe Vuleta in Beans, Beats, and Bankruptcy for a talk on bankruptcy, what's hot on the café scene, and what music we're listening to at work. Enjoy!
5 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
S3 Ep13: Beans, Beats and Bankruptcy: Season 2 Episode 1
Join Stipe Vuleta in Beans, Beats, and Bankruptcy for a talk on bankruptcy, what's hot on the café scene, and what music we're listening to at work. Enjoy!
26 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
S4 Ep2: Special Guest Episode from Monash Future ThinkCast
Chamberlains' Special Counsel recently made a guest appearance on the Monash Future ThinkCast to discuss 'New ways of working'. Monash Future ThinkCast discusses multifaceted topics like conflict and peace, mental health and wellbeing all the way through to business and technology.
45 minutes | May 20, 2021
S4 Ep1: Special Guest Episode from "Doing Law Differently"
Chamberlains' Special Counsel James d'Apice recently made a guest appearance on the Doing Law Differently podcast. Innovator, author, speaker (and lawyer) Lucy Dickens interviewed James to learn about his simple but unique way of marketing his practice. His social media account 'Coffee and a case note' has even become a source of new business for James at Chamberlains. In this episode he shares his secrets and views on the legal profession! To quote Lucy on James's episode: "There’s a lot to love in this episode, but the stand out for me is James’ advice about letting the lawyer mask slip and showing the human underneath. That, and his clear message to “just get on with it” when it comes to video and embracing social media. After all, we’re no longer in the business of selling information, but instead, we’re selling access."