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 Family Law and Ethics with Ian Kennedy and The Hon. Nahum Mushin – On-Demand Fireside Chat

Recorded Fireside Chats,Family Law,Family Law and Ethics with Ian Kennedy and The Hon. Nahum Mushin – On-Demand Fireside Chat

Family Law and Ethics 
Ian Kennedy AM interviews The Hon. Nahum Mushin
Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022
Duration: Approximately 1 Hour

This isn’t a webinar and it’s not chalk and talk.  It’s a one hour conversation between one of the most respected experts in their chosen field and another expert in the same field.  Each discussion is planned by the two experts and covers an agreed range of issues we’ll share with you.

Complying with the rules of professional responsibility is only part of every lawyer’s required conduct.  The practice of law, as with all other areas of human endeavour, must be ethical.  Ethics is conduct beyond the rules.

This session is intended as a wide-ranging discussion exploring and raising awareness of the nature and importance of good ethical practice in family law. Some of the issues to be discussed include –

  •  Duty to client (confidentiality; fidelity; conflicting interests)
  • Conflicts between duty to the Court and duty to the client;
    • Proper basis
      • Flower & Hart v White Industries (1999) 87 FCR 134
    • Correcting errors
  • Conflicts in duties to a current client and a former client;
    • Thevanez (1986) FLC ¶91-748
    • Osferatu (2015) FLC ¶93-666
  • Lawyer/judge relationships
    • Charisteas (2021) HCA 29
  • Inadvertent disclosure
    • ASCR r31 – resultant conflict with own client?
  • Delinquent clients



Recorded Fireside Chats,Family Law,Family Law and Ethics with Ian Kennedy and The Hon. Nahum Mushin – On-Demand Fireside Chat

Ian Kennedy AM, Senior Partner, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne, Vic  

Ian is Senior Partner of Kennedy Partners. He has an extensive and highly-regarded national and international family law practice, primarily in major financial cases and difficult multi-jurisdictional matters, and is an experienced mediator and accredited arbitrator.

Ian served as President of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers from 2008 to 2010 and Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia from 2005 to 2008. He was Editor of Australian Family Lawyer from 1988 to 2016 and is a former Executive Member of the International Bar Association Family Law Committee and a former director of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. His memberships include the Family Law Section of Lawasia, the New Zealand Law Society and various other Australian and international bodies.

Ian is a highly regarded presenter on family law and related issues nationally and internationally and has spoken at conferences and seminars in all Australian States and Territories and more than 20 countries around the world. He is the author of numerous articles, papers and publications on family law and associated topics, and is a former Australian correspondent for International Family Law.


Recorded Fireside Chats,Family Law,Family Law and Ethics with Ian Kennedy and The Hon. Nahum Mushin – On-Demand Fireside Chat

Professor the Honourable Nahum Mushin AM, Adjunct Professor of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic

Professor Nahum Mushin graduated from Monash University in Melbourne.  He practised as a solicitor from 1972 to 1980 and as a barrister from 1980 to 1990.  He was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Australia in 1990 and retired from that position in 2011.  He also served as a Presidential Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for 6 years.

Throughout his career, Professor Mushin has written and lectured in Australia and overseas on legal education topics including family violence and child abuse, multiculturalism and the law, lawyers’ ethics and children’s rights.  From 2002 to 2007 he chaired Big Brothers Big Sisters (Melbourne), a support and mentoring organization for less advantaged children.

Following his retirement as a Judge, Professor Mushin was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Monash University where he teaches lawyers’ ethics.  In June 2012 he was appointed to chair the Federal Government’s Forced Adoptions Apology Reference Group and in 2013-14 he chaired the Government’s Forced Adoptions Implementation Working Group. 

Professor Mushin received an award as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in January, 2017.


This fireside chat presentation is suitable for family lawyers – Australia wide. This fireside chat is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Lawyers can claim up to 1 unit /point - Ethics.  This webinar has been designed to run for 1 hour, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion.

WA lawyers – From 1/4/2021, due to changes to your CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.


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Product Code: WBLOCT22
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)