Family Court expert referred to Medical Council after parents lodge complaints

Exclusive by the Specialist Reporting Team’s Emily Clark with additional reporting by Heidi Davoren ABC News Updated 4 Sep 2018, 8:00amTue 4 Sep 2018, 8:00am Photo: As part of family law matters, children and their parents are often assessed by practitioners who prepare a report for the judge. (ABC News: Natasha Johnson) Related Story: Sweeping […]

Family Law: Judicial load has ‘dangerously poor’ results, says academic

University of Queensland dean of law Patrick Parkinson. Picture: James Croucher Nicola Berkovic LEGAL AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT @NicBerko 9:06PM December 26, 2019 12 Comments Some family law judges are handling double as many cases as they should, risking “dangerously poor decision-making”, a leading family­ law academic says. University of Queensland dean of law Patrick Parkinson said […]