Topic for a dissertation : Current Students : The University of Western Australia

Current Students

Topic for a dissertation

Family Law

To what extent have recent Full Court of the Family Court decisions resolved uncertainties surrounding binding financial agreements under the Family Law Act?  What is the necessity and scope for legislative reform in this area to enable couples to married and de facto relationships to plan their financial arrangements upon relationship breakdown and exclude the family court financial settlement provisions?

Exploring the 'meted and bounds' of the 'just and equitable' requirement of s79(2). How ought the Family Courts in Australia approach property settlement proceedings following the High Court decision in Stanford and what practical implications are there for parties and their lawyers?  What of Hickey in view of Bevan and other decisions of the Family Court post Stanford.