Family Court costs: Call to hit brakes on family law legal fees

Nicola Berkovic - The Australian

University of Sydney law professor Patrick Parkinson. Nicola Berkovic Nicola Berkovic Legal Affairs Correspondent Sydney @NicBerko Controversial measures to clear hundreds of family law cases from the court system are welcome, but tough laws are needed to reduce delays and stop fees snowballing out of proportion to the assets in dispute, says a leading academic. […]

Hands off Chief Justice, Porter warns Law Council

Family Court Chief Justice John Pascoe. Picture: Renee Nowytarger. Nicola Berkovic Attorney-General Christian Porter has taken aim at the Law Council of Australia for “lecturing” Family Court Chief Justice John Pascoe on how to run his court, amid bitter infighting ­between the court’s judges. The strife comes as Chief Justice Pascoe tries to overhaul the […]