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Streamlining financial matters in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia

by The Federal Circuit Court will adopt a new process for dealing with applications for property and/or spousal maintenance orders in an effort to streamline management of those matters. On the first court date for hearing an application for property and/or spousal maintenance orders, the parties will appear before a Registrar rather than a Judge, for directions to get the matter
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Judicial bias: The moral to the story

by Three of the 24 decisions of the Full Court of the Family Court released in August 2016 consider whether a judicial officer should be, or should have been, disqualified from determining a matter by reason of bias. To succeed, all three appellants were required to show that: “a fair-minded lay observer might reasonably apprehend that the judge might not bring
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