The LIV Golden Gavel Competition – Rebecca Dahl

On 12 June 2014, the 2014 Victorian Golden Gavel Competition was held at CQ Functions. The Golden Gavel Competition is held each year by the Law Institute of Victoria and provides an opportunity for young lawyers to combine their wit and public speaking skills. Candidates had only 24 hours to prepar...

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Long Service Leave Entitlements

Over the course of a relationship or marriage, a party may accrue a significant long service leave entitlement. At the end of a relationship, the question should be asked whether or not both parties should be able to have the benefit of that entitlement. The Court has dealt with the issue of long se...

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Facing Separation?

If you are considering separating from your partner, whether you are married or in a de facto relationship, there are many things to think about and it can all be overwhelming. However, there are a number of things you should be sure to do in order to protect yourself and your children. 1. Seek lega...

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Surrogacy Conference

Nicholes Family Lawyers recently sponsored the 3rd annual National Surrogacy Conference, which was held in Melbourne and run by Surrogacy Australia. The Conference was attended by approximately 200 delegates and various stakeholders in the surrogacy market including academics, children born of surro...

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