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Family law: recent cases and court practice during COVID-19 - On-demand

Course ID ID20014_FAM1

  • Online
  • 2
  • All

This on-demand material was recorded on 20 August 2020

Build your confidence in family law through our on-demand two hour recent developments and update program. 

Paul Sansom SC, Barrister, Warratah Chambers and Glenn Thompson OAM, Partner, Newhams Solicitors will take you through: 

  • A recent update of prominent cases
  • An overview of court procedure and operation during the COVID-19 pandemic and what special measures have taken place; and
  • The lessons learnt and how day-to-day practice may change in a post-COVID-19 world. 

Recent attendee testimonials:

  • “All excellent presenters”
  • “The format was very good and it was easier to participate than having to attend a venue”
  • “Very knowledgeable presenters”
  • “Well prepared, good topics, good engagement”

At the end of this on-demand course, you will earn 2 CPD points. Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  


Full Price $198.00

Alumni/Member Price $178.20


Start date:

04 September 2020

End date:

30 June 2021

Presenter biography

Paul Sansom SC Paul Sansom SC Barrister, Waratah Chambers

Paul has had a wealth of experience both within the Family Law Jurisdiction where he now practices exclusively (at trial and appellate level) and previously where he practiced widely in other areas such as crime, common law, equity, commercial, workers’ compensation and conveyancing, as a Solicitor from 1983 in both Sole Practice and as a Family Law Partner in a large suburban firm. Paul was called to the Bar in 1993.

Paul has for many years been a regular presenter of papers at various seminars and a co-author of the College of Law’ Advocacy syllabus within the Masters of Law course. Paul spent almost twenty years at the Parramatta Bar before joining Waratah Chambers several years ago. Paul was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015.


 Glenn Thompson OAM Partner, Newham Solicitors

Glenn is acknowledged in Australia as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of Family Law and contributors to its development. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1985. Glenn is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Glenn specialises in all aspects of Family Law including complex property and child related disputes, and has acted for many international clients in various countries in relation to Australian Family Law matters.

On 12 June 2017 Glenn was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to Family Law and the Community.


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority. If this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australia practising certificate: Due to new Legal Practice Board requirements some of our products are not currently eligible for CPD points


Mandatories covered

This program covers the mandatory requirement of substantive law