Alan has worked in family law for over 20 years. He has been an Accredited Specialist in Family Law since 1997. In that time he has handled hundreds of cases dealing with financial issues (property settlement, spousal maintenance, child support) and parenting issues. He looks after people who have been married or in de facto relationships. Alan understands that separation is a very difficult time and that following separation people need to know where they stand and how best to move on with their life. He tries to help people come to an early, sensible resolution. If that is not possible he will look after the running of the court case to achieve the best outcome. Over the years Alan has given many seminars, both to the public and to accountants.
Outside of work Alan is involved with his church, cricket and trying to keep fit.
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Everything you need to know about medico legal liability reports for medical negligence claims
In medical negligence cases... what is a medico-legal liability report?
A medico-legal liability report (also referred to as an 'Expert Liability Report') is a report prepared by a medic...
When does a smack go beyond reasonable discipline and become an assault at law?
Corporal punishment is the use of physical force on a child for the purpose of control and/or correction with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort. Hitting, smacking, spanking, belting, kicking, shaking, biting and forcing a child to stay ...
Drivers must give bicycle riders at least a metre of space
From 1 March 2016, drivers who pass a bicycle rider must allow a distance of at least:
1 metre when the speed limit is 60km/h or less; and
1.5 metres when the speed limit is more than 60km/h.
As long as a driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic an...
Does going to prison reduce the risk of reoffending when compared to offenders who receive a suspended sentence?
The answer is no.
A study published by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that Offenders given a suspended sentence are less likely to re-offend than those given a prison sentence of up to 12...
Photo ID and Increased Penalties for Cyclists
On 21 December 2015 the NSW Government, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight announced new rules to be introduced from 1 March 2016 affecting cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.
The rationale behind the new laws are to reduce the average 11 bicycle riders that are killed and 1500...