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New Reader

Last week EBC welcomed Samuel Blackman to chambers as a new reader. We wish Sam all the best with his new career at the bar.… More

Family Law Update

The Family Court has upheld an intervenor’s claim, holding that a transfer of title to property by the husband’s parents to the husband and wife did not operate to transfer the parents’ beneficial interest in the property. The trial judge… More

Family violence case

In the Family Court of Australia at Newcastle on 18 December 2017, Justice Austin handed down his judgment in Khalil & Khalil [2017] FamCA 1081 Elizabeth Picker from our Chambers represented the Applicant Father in the four (4) day hearing… More

New Papers

Following the successful completion of the EBC 2018 seminar series, the papers which were presented are now available in the “Articles and Papers” section of this website. The papers and their authors are: Richard Cavanagh SC – “Fraud and Insurance”;… More

2018 Seminar Series

The first night of the EBC 2018 Seminar Series is tonight (14 March) with papers by Stephen Scarlett “Costs in Family Law” and by Luke Reeves “Recent Developments in Family Law”. Next week, Scott Holmes will be presenting about issues… More

New Family Law Paper

Christopher Lawrence recently presented a CLE for Legalwise at Parramatta. His paper, entitled “Family Law Update” looks at the effect of a number of important recent family law cases including the High Court’s decision in Bondelmonte about the… More

EBC welcomes Stephen Scarlett

Stephen Scarlett, the former Federal Circuit Court Judge and Local (and Children’s) Court magistrate is well known to many practitioners. EBC are very pleased to welcome him to the floor. Stephen is keen to develop his practice as a mediator.… More

New Members

Edmund Barton Chambers welcomes David Stack as a new member and Jessica Tat as reader. Brian Knox SC, Philip Carr and Graham Connolly have also recently joined (or re-joined) the floor as well.… More

Unacceptable Risk

In Junge & Padovan [2017] FCCA 1350 (11 July 2017), allegations were made that the father had child pornography on his computer, or a computer that he had access to. The father denied any knowledge of the offending material. After… More