Q&As

Madeleine Bridgett on Family Law, Wills and Estate Disputes

Monday January 15, 2018

Madeleine Bridgett is a barrister at 6 St James Hall Chambers. She was initially called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011. After her admission in the UK she spent a year in the Niger Delta of Nigeria working for the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales where she fearlessly advocated for the rights of children whilst actively promoting the rule of law. Madeleine was awarded the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship by the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn and as part of this scholarship she spent 3 months working for the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, where she was responsible for drafting reports regarding the admissibility of cases brought before the Court. Prior to coming to the bar, Madeleine worked as a social worker and couple and family therapist both in Australia and the UK, and has over 20 years experience working in the areas of mental health, drug and alcohol, family therapy and child protection. She is a qualified family mediator and worked for Relationships Australia undertaking counselling and mediation for the Family Court of Australia. Her legal practice specialises in human rights, public law, international law, family law, succession law and commercial law. She recently appeared in a Hague Convention International Child Abduction appeal, and is representing a person on Manus Island in the Federal Court of Australia. Madeleine is a strong advocate for human rights, equality and justice. She undertakes regular pro bono work for various organisations in Australia and is the current Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for the Australian Lawyers of Human Rights. Madeleine has published work in both national and international journals and has presented at conferences globally. She is known for her fearless advocacy in the areas of children's rights, human rights and international law.
Your Professional Responsibility to Identify, Manage and Reduce Stress with Joanna Green

Monday January 15, 2018

Joanna is a highly experienced lawyer with specialised expertise and interest in the health, transport and government sectors. She regularly advises a number of the key players in these highly regulated sectors in relation to a broad range of legal issues. She also has extensive experience advising private and public sector clients on commercial, regulatory, privacy and consumer law issues. Joanna is a Principal of Hive Legal, an innovative NewLaw firm which has disrupted the legal profession by doing away with time sheets, providing a flexible cloud based work environment for its team and embracing the smart use of technology and innovative solutions to assist clients.
Tim Houweling on Compulsory Land Acquisition and Compensation Claims

Friday January 12, 2018

Tim Houweling is a Partner at Cornerstone Legal and Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University. Tim has primarily practiced law involving Town Planning, Environmental Law, Native Title, Land Compensation matters, and Local Government Law in the Supreme Court and the State Administrative Tribunal.
How to deal with Conflicts, Oversight or Inadvertent Mistakes with Elizabeth Shearer

Friday January 12, 2018

Elizabeth Shearer has been a solicitor for 30 years and spent 14 of those years working at Legal Aid Queensland, where she was Director of Client Information, Advice and Civil Justice Services.
Dan Rogers on Ethical Issues for Criminal Lawyers

Tuesday January 9, 2018

Dan Rogers first joined Robertson O'Gorman Solicitors in 2005. He is one of the two Directors of the firm. Dan has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law, making him one of the top-performing solicitors in Queensland and one of 28 people in Queensland to receive that accreditation. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and criminology.
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