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Rod Mater


Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University)

Bachelor of Laws (Sydney University)

Legal Practice Experience

Admitted as Solicitor NSW in 1967

General litigation practice, predominately in Family Law and Common Law Litigation

Co-Principal of Briesley Hodge and Co 1973-1977

Admitted to NSW Bar, May 1977

Predominately Family Law in areas of marital and de facto relationship disputes concerning property settlement, spousal maintenance, custodial welfare of children including Hague Convention matters, drafting and settlement of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial settlement agreements etc.

For the most part litigation in which I have appeared has occurred in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

I have over the years conducted over a hundred appeals in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and have appeared in several High Court of Australia appeals concerning significant aspects and developments in Family Law.