Daze in Court: Dealing with Difficult Judges and Lawyers

Date uploaded:
09 Apr 2024

In this episode, Foley's List barristers Rohan Hoult and Harriet Geddes reunite to launch a new series: "Daze In Court". They discuss the importance of court etiquette for practitioners and how to recognise inappropriate conduct in Court, as well as the best ways to manage and deal with those difficult situations.  

Rohan Hoult is a former Senior Judicial Registrar of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, who returned to the Bar in 2023 and currently practices across a broad range of family law matters as mediator, as counsel for mediation and for advice work. He has over 35 years’ experience practicing exclusively in family law. Rohan’s extensive practice has included significant trial and appellate work, complex child and property matters, and experience in Magellan cases. He is also an AIFLAM Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Harriet Geddes has extensive experience in family law and related jurisdictions (including Intervention Order proceedings). Harriet regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and accepts briefs to appear in all matters relating to family law. Harriet is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator. She has had carriage of complex parenting matters, including international relocations and parental alienation, and property matters, including matters involving high-net worth individuals, third party property rights, spousal maintenance, and jurisdictional threshold issues.

Episode Length: ~60 Minutes 
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