Daze in Court: New Parenting Orders Framework - The Family Law Amendment Act 2023 (Part 2)

Date uploaded:
30 May 2024

In this episode of the Daze in Court series, Foley's List barristers Rohan Hoult and Michele Brooks returns to continue discussing the changes made in the Family Law Amendment Act 2023 and what exactly might be the implications of these amendments in practice.

This episode is the second half of a two-part series, following S5 Episode 13. 

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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.

Michele Brooks (nee Bates) has been practising as a lawyer exclusively in Family Law since 1997.  Prior to coming to the Bar in 2006, Michele was a partner at Harwood Andrews Lawyers, based in Melbourne and Geelong.  Michele worked as a family law solicitor for 10 years prior to being called to the Bar, during which time she regularly appeared as a solicitor advocate.  Since 2006, Michele has been a Barrister specialising in family law.

Episode Length: ~60 Minutes 
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