Family Law Retreat 2019

We were pleased to sponsor a plenary session at this year’s Family Law Retreat held at Noosa in June.

Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court, the Honourable Robert McLelland and Sydney Senior Counsel, Mr Michael Kearney SC gave interesting presentations on the topic “No Starting Point of Equality: True or False?”

The presentations highlighted the wide discretion given to Judges under the Family Law Act when determining property settlements. It is not surprising that reasonable minds can differ about what a just and equitable resolution looks like in any particular case.

The services we provide through Shearer Doyle Law can provide an entire solution to a dispute so court action is not necessary.

Or, in the more difficult and contested cases we can provide a partial solution, resolving issues, removing uncertainty and reducing costs for the more difficult cases that proceed to trial.

We are always happy to talk to family law practitioners about the services we provide and how they can be used to resolve disputes with greater efficiency and less cost.

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Family Law Retreat 2019

June 27, 2019

We were pleased to sponsor a plenary session at this year’s Family Law Retreat held at Noosa in June. Deputy Chief Justice of the Family Court, the Honourable Robert McLelland and Sydney Senior Counsel, Mr Michael Kearney SC gave interesting presentations on the topic “No Starting Point of Equality: True or False?”

What is a trustee for sale and when do you need one?

April 29, 2019

The court can appoint a trustee for sale for property owners who cannot agree about whether or how to sell a property. The trustee can be appointed under either section 38 of the Property Law Act (Qld) by Queensland State courts or by the Family or Federal Circuit Courts under the Family Law Act.

About Shearer Doyle Law

Shearer Doyle Law is a law practice in Brisbane. Bruce Doyle and Elizabeth Shearer established Shearer Doyle Pty Ltd in 2013 to provide practical, individually tailored solutions for people with legal problems.

We act for clients directly, but we also act as independent experts retained to resolve part of a case. This may be alongside the Court Process or instead of going to Court.