Family Law Update – Winter 2022
Welcome to the first ever issue of the Sintons Family Law Newsletter.
Our content packed, monthly issues will provide you with updates on case law, changes to legislation, and outline any other riveting news in the field of Family Law including the comings and goings of the team itself.
During these unprecedented times, there have also been key changes in the family law sphere. The biggest of which has been the introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce earlier this year, after half a decade of campaigning.
Parties no longer need to (and in fact are not permitted to) apportion blame in order to obtain a divorce. Thus far, we are seeing a huge positive impact and will continue to navigate and monitor the legal landscape.
There has also been a keen focus on alternative methods of Dispute Resolution (DR) to try to reduce the burden in the family Courts but more importantly encourage clients to embark upon a process which is tailored to meet their needs. It is more important than ever that parties, where possible, try to work together to resolve issues.
Amongst other key updates, this newsletter will touch on our support of Resolution’s upcoming ‘Good Divorce Week’ which aptly focuses on DR together with recent training I delivered to peers and professionals within the Family Law and Serious Injury fields.
Finally, I am so proud that the team has successfully moved up a ranking in the Legal 500 which proves our tenacious approach, our well respected reputation, both locally and nationally and most importantly, our commitment to our clients.
Louise Masters, Partner and Head of Family Law Team.