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Full Name: Ewan Hall
Email: ewanhall@vicbar.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9225 7171
Fax: 9225 6464
Mobile: 0401 999 219
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1216
Date of Admission: 6 May 1996
Called to the Bar: 29 Apr 2004
Accredited as Mediator: 17 Aug 2005
Qualifications: BA; LLB (Hons) 1995; LLM 2007
Previous Occupation: Solicitor 1995-2003

Profile

Since 2010:  Victorian Bar practice in family law advocacy and mediation

2007-2010:  Practice of family law in London

2007:  Master of Laws, mediation accreditation

2004-2007:  Victorian Bar practice, Master of Laws, research work for Australian Institute of Family Studies 

2003:  Specialist accreditation in family law

1995-2003:  Solicitor at specialist family law firm in Melbourne

 

Specialising in:

All proceedings in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court

  • Advocacy and advisory at all stages of the family law process including pre-filing and post-filing at all court events.
  • Written advice and advice in chambers (or via video conferencing) as to entitlements and strategy.
  • Pursuing or defending spousal maintenance applications.
  • Interim property applications and defences.
  • Conciliation conferences for financial settlement.
  • Private mediations.
  • Defended interim hearings.
  • Trials in property settlement, spousal maintenance and child support departure matters.
  • Specialising in the intersection between bankruptcy/insolvency and matrimonial/de facto financial matters
  • Advice and representation in matters concerning the interplay between divorce settlements, deceased estates and Testator (Family Provision) matters. 
  • Children’s matters.
  • Advocacy and advisory in proceedings for ‘live with’ orders, ‘spend time’ orders.
  • All other aspects of parenting matters in a pre-trial or final defended hearing setting.
  • Proceedings concerning parental responsibility, school enrolment, change of name, specific medical procedures.
  • Advocacy at mediations for settlement of parenting matters.
  • Advice regarding preparation for court related events including family reports and defended hearings.
  • Advice upon and representation in seeking the implementation of family consultant recommendations pursuant to s11F Family Law Act.
  • Particular interest in the protection and promotion of children’s relationships with parents and significant others following separation.
  • Cases of alleged parental estrangement.
  • Applications concerning supervised time arrangements.
  • Available to draft and/or settle court applications, affidavits, outlines of case, other written court submissions, written advices, advice on the merits of appeal, drafting grounds of appeal and written submissions in support.
  • Advocacy at the hearing of appeals from trial judge determinations.

 

Significant experience and interest in advocacy in Magistrates Court proceedings under the Family Violence Protection Act.

  • Navigating the interplay between care of children under the Family Law Act and intervention order proceedings in the Magistrates Court.
  • Defending against intervention order applications that inappropriately involve children in legal conflict between their parents.
  • Accepts direct access briefs to appear in Magistrates Court intervention order matters on a case by case basis.
  • Available for court events and advisory conferences conducted by telephone/video conferencing.

 

Applications for family provision from deceased estates under Part IV of the Administration and Probate Act.

 

Litigation relating to bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

 

A practical approach to the resolution of family law disputes on terms that respect the dignity of family stakeholders while dissolving defunct familial structures and enabling parties to get on with rebuilding their lives.

 

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Commercial Law

  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Property & Probate
  • Superannuation

Criminal Law

  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Intervention Orders

Equity & Trusts

  • Family Provision
  • Wills & Probate

Family Law

  • Family Provision
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions


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