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Wills and Estate Disputes Resolution

by on May 21, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Estate Disputes on the rise – Right now Wills and Estates disputes are on the increase. Why? A generation of wealthy baby boomers is coming to a close. Boomers are now passing on their wealth to the next generation via their Wills, Testamentary Trusts or by simply irresponsibly dying intestate leaving their survivors to fight... View Article

More on the Australian Family Law Crisis

by on January 1, 2020

A plethora of articles appear regularly in the mainstream news about the ongoing family law crisis in Australia. For instance, this just appeared in The Australian on 2nd January – “The first phone call some parents will make in the New Year will be to a family law firm that stands to make thousands –... View Article

What Clients Want from Lawyers

by on October 24, 2019

The New South Wales Bar publishes Bar News every quarter. The 2019 Winter edition is just out. There is an article titled “The incredible shrinking Bar”. It makes this statement- “Barristers are losing work because clients distrust the adversarial legal system and shirk litigation.” Clients don’t want to pay the price of avoidable litigation. They... View Article

Commercial Disputes Resolution in North West Tasmania

by on June 14, 2019

Whitelaw Legal Group is an expert in commercial disputes management and resolution. We provide dispute management and dispute resolution services to our clients either directly or we refer them to our sister business TasDisputesCentre at If the dispute management will require ongoing legal advice, then Whitelaw Legal Group will provide that. However, if two... View Article

Being a Disrupter in Commercial Disputes Resolution

by on April 18, 2019

The Problem – Roughly 500,000 commercial disputes are filed in courts around Australia each year. That is a lot of disputes! Going to Court should be the last resort for everyone involved in a commercial dispute. Why so? Because – Litigation is a time waster; Litigation is very costly; Litigation is a major distraction to... View Article

Barristers being replaced by AI

by on November 17, 2018

Are barristers at risk of being replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Susan Kiefel, Chief Justice of the High Court and Tom Bathurst, Chief Justice of the NSW Supreme Court, seem to think so. At a recent Australian Bar Association Convention this is what they had to say – For barristers to remain competitive and relevant... View Article

Family Law Courts – The Bad News Keeps coming!

by on November 16, 2018

The bad news keeps on coming! In summary – Long delays by judges delivering judgments, sometimes over 3 years; Long delays punishes litigants and denies justice; Whole court system is grossly  under-resourced; Some lawyers are too aggressive and use tactics that add to delays and costs; Too many family law lawyers failing to make genuine... View Article

Family Court Judge Makes Cost Order Against Wife

by on November 7, 2018

A family court judge just recently ordered the wife in a family property dispute to pay her former husband’s legal costs of $30,000. Why? The judge said the wife failed to make a genuine attempt to negotiate a settlement with the husband. He said she and her lawyers adopted an overly aggressive and combative approach.... View Article

More on the Family Law Court Crisis

by on November 6, 2018

Are you following the fairly regular news on the family court? The Family Court is caught up in a struggle between politics, lawyers, the public and law reform. What do they all agree on? That there is a pressing need for reform. The current financial and wellbeing costs of engaging with the court system is... View Article

ALRC backs Triage System in Family Law Disputes

by on October 3, 2018

An effective triage system is an essential step in effective dispute management. Family law disputes are no exception. For many years now I have been a strong advocate of early triage to facilitate quicker and less costly dispute resolution. Triage is applied to determine the best options and best strategies to manage and resolve disputes.... View Article

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