Session 3: Family, Workplace and Succession Update

Session ID: 183S04C
Date: Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Time: 02:15pm - 06:30pm
Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel, Level 2 Meeting Rooms, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide

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Substantive Law: 4

State: SA CPD:4
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Session Content

Date: Wednesday 07 March 2018
Time: 2.15pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Substantive Law

Gain all your CPD points in one go, keep up to date with the important legal developments in 6 areas of law, gain invaluable practical insights, tips and recommendations from barristers, mediators and senior solicitors to strengthen your knowledge, understanding and practice for the year to come.

Chair: David Jenkin, Director, Howe Jenkin

Family Law: Key Cases: A Year in Review
Focus on recent cases and decisions made on key issues, including:

  • Setting aside Binding Financial Agreements: Kennedy v Thorne
  • Spousal maintenance: recent cases
  • Stanford decisions: where it has been held not just and equitable

Presented by Shona Hoskins, Partner, Douglas Hoskins Legal; Doyle's Guide Recommended Family and Divorce Lawyer SA 2017

General Protection Orders: Recent Developments

  • Expanding use of general protection orders in place of unfair dismissals
  • The imposition of penalties and, in particular, on persons 'involved in' contraventions
  • The use of general protection orders in respect of discrimination matters
  • The accrued jurisdiction in conjunction with general protection orders

Presented by Rick Manuel, Barrister

Estate Disputes: War Stories from the Blended Family Front Lines
Practical examples of what can go wrong when blended families pick up their swords (family provision claims), shields (wills) and go to battle. Discover how to prevent estate disputes and the best strategies for when they do arise.

Presented by Christopher Brohier, Barrister, Elizabeth Mews

Navigating the Probate Registry

  • Dealing with Requisitions
  • Applications for Grants
  • Caveats in the Probate Registry
  • Letters of administration
    • Tips and traps for the unwary
    • Practical difficulties

Presented by Greg Welden, Principal, Welden & Coluccio; Doyle's Guide Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyer 2017


Chair:David Jenkin

David Jenkin is a former senior partner and managing partner of one of Adelaide's premier commercial law firms and has over 35 years' experience as a family lawyer and commercial litigation law specialist. He and Greg Howe commenced their new firm, Howe Jenkin Family Lawyers & Mediators, on 1 April 2014. For the past 25 years he has practised in mediation and is one of SA's best known mediators. He is a nationally accredited mediator and has conducted over 300 mediations primarily involving disputes over family law property settlement entitlements but also in wide ranging areas from a dispute involving a university and one of its faculties to employee and employer disputes, franchisee/ franchisor and partnership disputes. He was a sessional mediator at what is now known as Relationships Australia for 6 years. Because of his wide experience in commercial disputes David is known for his expertise in advising on the more complex commercial issues in family law property settlement disputes such as interests in trusts and companies and taxation aspects and for his expertise in drafting and advising on Financial Agreements - an area fraught with danger for the inexperienced. David is a former national director of LEADR. David was the Vice Chair (to Greg) of the organising committee for the 13th National Family Law Conference held in Adelaide. David is a current member of the LEADR Advanced Mediator Panel; Law Society of SA Mediation Panel; SA Civil Courts Panel of Mediators and AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators & Arbitrators).

Shona Hoskins

Shona Hoskins first commenced employment with the firm Caldicott & Co as a Law Clerk in February 2005. She graduated from Flinders University in July 2005 with Honours in a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and also with a Bachelor of International Studies in which she majored in Japanese. Since joining the firm she has practised in a wide variety of areas but now specialises in family law, general dispute resolution and all areas of estate litigation and practice. Shona has appeared in a number of different jurisdictions and courts and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the District Court of South Australia, the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Magistrates Court of South Australia. Shona's specialised experience in all areas of family law means that she can offer comprehensive and helpful advice about property settlements, spousal maintenance claims, custody disputes, child support matters, drafting consent orders and binding financial agreements, and divorce applications. Shona is a specialist in all areas of estate litigation and practice including inheritance claims, disputes between executors and beneficiaries, and challenges to wills. She also specialises in preparing and advising on difficult Probate applications such as lost or copy wills, informal wills and where the circumstances of death are not straight forward. Shona has been able to successfully resolve a large number of contested Probate actions and inheritance claims due to her knowledge of the law in this area and her experienced negotiation skills.

Rick Manuel

Rick Manuel has specialised in industrial and employee relations since the commencement of his practice. Since 1995 he has specialised in acting for employers, but this has since ceased due to joining the bar. Rick has undertaken counsel work since commencing practice, and has been in- house counsel since 1995. This has involved his appearance in most courts in both the State and Federal jurisdictions. Principal jurisdictions have been the Federal Court (including the Federal Magistrates Court), Industrial Relations Commission of Australia, the Industrial Relations Commission of South Australia, the Industrial Relations Court of South Australia and the equal opportunity Tribunals. Rick also appeared in the District Court and the Supreme Court of South Australia, as well as in the High Court of Australia on one occasion. His areas of practice, within the confines of industrial and employee relations, have been diverse. They have included construction, education, retail, heavy industry (including the steel and glass industry). The types of litigation have included freedom of association, breaches of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and associated injunctions, equal opportunity, unlawful termination, unfair dismissal, the defence of safety prosecutions, as well as industrial disputation and unfair dismissals. Further, he has been involved in confidential information and restraint of trade matters in protecting intellectual property of employers. Since joining the independent bar in 2006 Rick has broadened his practice to include acting for both plaintiff and defendant in various matters, and a greater focus on commercial litigation. This has included contractual disputes and construction matters.

Christopher Brohier

Christopher Brohier was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of SA and the High Court in 1981. He joined the Independent Bar in 1993. In his 20 years at the Independent Bar he has appeared in complex commercial and civil matters in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and District Court. He has appeared in complex testamentary matters such as removing an executor, forcing the distribution of an estate, challenges to wills on the grounds of want of testamentary capacity and claims under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972. He has been in numerous difficult and successful mediations in estate and other commercial and civil matters.

Gregory Welden

Born in Adelaide, Greg Welden was admitted to the Supreme Court in 1998. The early years of his career were spent in Port Augusta where he developed a solid grounding in all facets of the Law. He returned to his home town of Adelaide in 2007, where, working in both small and large firms, he was able to develop his passion for Estate Law. Today, Greg shares with clients an intimate knowledge of all facets of Estate Planning and Estate Administration, including complex asset protection strategies, business succession planning, complicated Probate matters in all circumstances, estate administration and litigation including Inheritance Claims and Probate Disputes (invalid Wills). As a member of the Law Society of South Australia he actively participates on the Succession Law Committee. Greg regularly provides seminars to members of the public, community groups, professional bodies including other solicitors and has written articles in publications for solicitors dedicated to Estate Planning. Greg is a seasoned traveller, having spent time residing and working in Liverpool in the United Kingdom with his future wife. Today he is a 'family focused' husband and father of 3. His passion for music and playing acoustic guitar has seen him perform under various guises, including a successful Adelaide Fringe show. As an avid sports fan, he has a special appreciation for basketball, golf and American Football.

Venue Details

Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel

Level 2 Meeting Rooms, 150 North Terrace
Adelaide 5001

Ph: 08 8461 1111


Nearest train station is Adelaide Railway Station.

Valet parking is available at the Stamford Plaza hotel from AUD $40 per

car, per day.

Guest Self Parking is available at the Stamford Plaza hotel from AUD

$20.00 per 24 hours.

No parking or travel costs are included in the conference fee.

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