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Publication - 10 Nov 17

On Wednesday 8 November the much anticipated decision of Thorne & Kennedy [2017] HCA 49 was handed down by the High Court of Australia. The Court granted the appeal of the Wife in this matter to overturn the decision of the Full Court of Australia as to the validity of... Read More

Publication - 29 Aug 17

Under Australian Law, separating or separated de facto couples have substantially the same rights and responsibilities as those of married couples with regard to property settlements, claims for spousal maintenance, and superannuation “splits”. However, determining whether a "de facto relationship" existed requires the Court to assess many factors including intimate,... Read More