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Under the Surveillance Devices Act 2007 (NSW) recording a private conversation without consent is ordinarily illegal in NSW.  However, in Family Court matters the Court has discretion to permit evidence by way of recordings in some circumstances. In the case of Shelbourne & Shelbourne [2017] FamCA...

The Court determines what is in a child’s best interest by considering the matters set out in Section 60CC of the Family Law Act 1975. Under this section the Court is required to consider any views expressed by the child and the weight it should...

In February 2019, a matter concerning the existence of a de facto relationship was considered in the Federal Circuit Court. In Adesso & Payton [2019] FCCA 343 Ms Adesso made an application to the Court seeking final orders for a property settlement and then the...