Talk – Chief Magistrate Judge Ray Rinaudo and Shanna Quinn – Wednesday 5th April 2017, HK Club

All members and guests are enthusiastically encouraged to attend a talk to be given by Hon. Ray Rinaudo, Chief Magistrate of Queensland and Judge of the District Court of that state, and Ms. Shanna Quinn, barrister, on “The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Family Law”. Their insight and depth of experience into the difficulties and challenges faced by the courts and practitioners in cases involving domestic abuse, is vast: FLA – Flyer (2017 04 05) (R Rinaudo S Quinn) FINAL

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16th March 2017 – Anita Chan QC – Helena May

All members and guests are invited to a talk by Anita Chan QC, one of New Zealand’s leading barristers in the area of family law, on “Advocating for Children in New Zealand – The role of Lawyer for Child”. This promises to be a valuable and significant opportunity for us to hear from a practitioner with a wealth of experience in the area of children’s matters including separate representation in disputed care arrangements. (Please note the talk will be held at the Helena May, not the Hong Kong Club.) fla-flyer-2017-03-16-anita-chan-qc-final

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Carey Olsen talk: 6th Feb 2017

The FLA is pleased to announce the second talk for 2017 will take place at the Hong Kong Club on Monday 6th February 2017 at 6:30pm. Samantha McFadzean, counsel at Carey Olsen, will co-present with Mr. Marcus Pallot, partner of the same firm, on “Jersey Private Wealth Structures and Divorce: How the Royal Court Deals with Foreign Court Orders”. This promises a valuable insight into key aspects of matrimonial finance litigation as it impacts on overseas-held assets: fla-flyer-2017-02-06-s-mcfadzean-m-pallot-final

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First talk of the year – Robyn Hooworth & Kerri Gunthorpe – Tuesday 10th January 2017

The FLA, now led by newly elected Chairman, Caroline McNally, cordially invites all members and guests to the first talk of 2017, to be given by two well-known family mediators, both from Australia, and with years of experience in both jurisdictions, on “Hearing the child’s voice in Family Law Matters: Child Inclusive Mediation”. In this year in which we have been promised the new Children’s Bill will be introduced, this is a perfect way to begin. HK Club, Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 6:30pm:fla-flyer-2017-01-10-robyn-hooworth-and-kerri-gunthorpe-final

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2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM will be held on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at 6:15pm, to be followed by the Christmas Quiz.   Nominations to the Exec Committee for 2017 should be provided ASAP and no later than 25th November 2016 to the Hon. Secretary, Caroline McNally: notice-agm2016nomination2016final

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Quiz-mania is upon us! Tuesday 29th November 2016

To all intellectuals and artful guessers – the special 30th Anniversary year FLA Christmas Quiz offers a much-needed diversion from the rigours of the year.  Be prepared to be challenged by the sagacity of the questions, entranced by the witticisms of our host and quiz-master Robin Egerton, and overwhelmed by the Solomonic wisdom of the absolutely non-reviewable “Court of Appeal”: fla-flyer-2016-11-29-xmas-quiz-final

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Reminder – Talk by Dennis Kwok on 13th October 2016

A gentle reminder that the FLA will host a talk at the Hong Kong Club tomorrow night, 13th October 2016 by Hon. Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, barrister and newly re-elected member of the Legislative Council, on the highly topical issue of reciprocal enforcement Hong Kong/Mainland of judgments in matrimonial and related proceedings. We expect a substantial attendance, but if you have not yet registered, here is your opportunity to do so: fla-flyer-2016-10-13-dennis-kwok-final

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