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Family Court Changes - applications

Family Court Changes - applications
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New laws restoring clients’ rights to have their lawyers file their parenting or guardianship applications and represent them in the Family Court came into effect on 1 July this year.

This webinar will consider the do’s and don’ts of without notice applications including when not to use them and when to proceed. It will also provide you with practical guidance for preparing robust without notice and on notice applications and affidavits which will help ensure that you are able to assist your clients effectively.

Topics covered will include:

  • When and when not to file without notice applications
  • Do’s and don’ts of filing without notice applications
  • Framing effective without notice and on notice applications.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Understand the legal foundation for without notice applications and know how the judicial process operates.
  • Be clear about when a without notice application is appropriate or not, and gain confidence in framing effective applications.

Who should attend

All family lawyers who make applications to the Family Court.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters will be provided to participants only as a PDF only. You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event.

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Judge Peter Callinicos, Family and Youth Courts, Napier
  • Rohan Cochrane, Family Law Specialists, Porirua

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.30pm Monday 31 August 2020
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Friday 28 August 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 31 August 
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Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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