• CPD Points: 1 [PS]
  • Price: $77.00
  • Area: Family Law; Legal Skills & Technique; People Skills & Management
  • Delivered: July 2019
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This session, delivered by Ms Kate Money SC, Ms Mary Anne Ryan, and Mr Michael Trezise, provides invaluable insights on the tips and traps to briefing a barrister in the practice of family law. This includes discussion of the dos and don'ts of briefing and working with counsel in family law matters. Topics covered are – before you brief; preparing the brief; while waiting; after the event; and hearings.

Kate Mooney SC, Barrister, Michael Kirby Chambers

About the Presenter:

Ms Kate Mooney SC was admitted to practice in 1996 and signed the Bar Roll in 2010. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019. Prior to going to the Bar, Kate worked as a judge’s associate, at various Hobart private law firms and at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Kate is an accredited mediator and regularly conducts mediations in family law matters. She is an accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Kate is a Member of the Mental Health Tribunal; a member of the Australian Bar Association’s Family Law Subcommittee; and holds memberships to the Law Council’s Family Law Section, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Bar, and Tasmanian Women Lawyers.

Mary Anne Ryan, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers

About the Presenter:

Ms Mary Anne Ryan came to law with 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse specialising in neurosurgical nursing, as well as educating nurses and supervising students in management roles. In 2015 she joined the Tasmanian Independent Bar after 13 years as a barrister and solicitor engaged in civil, criminal, family law and child protection litigation. Mary Anne has had carriage of and appeared as Counsel in multiple ground-breaking and innovative family law cases in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia which have made significant contributions to the development of case law. Mary Anne is regularly appointed as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, and as the Separate Representative in the child protection jurisdiction. Although she has special interest in survivors of trauma, mental health and family violence cases; she is regularly briefed in all types of matters before Courts including property and child support matters.

Michael Trezise, Barrister, Malthouse Chambers

About the Presenter:

Mr Michael Trezise is a long-standing family law specialist who provides advice and representation in all areas of family and relationship law. The early assessment of merits, direction and strategy is emphasised. Financial disputes and parenting cases, complex or otherwise, mediations (including as chair) and Appellate work are all matters of which he has broad experience.


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