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WHO AM I ?

Michael Vassili is admitted to practice as a Solicitor and Barrister by the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia. With some two decades of solid litigation experience throughout Australia in a very diverse legal portfolio Michael conducts a successful litigation practice.

 

This Blog was created as a "Creative Think Space"to think out loud about some issues in the various aspects of legal practice and litigation in the world of Michael Vassili Barristers and Solicitors.

July 29, 2015

What a gig for a Judge dealing with a contested Parenting matter. Mum says "The Sky is Blue !" - Dad says "The Skye is Black" - Mums new partner says "The Father would not know the Sky if it bit him on the butt" - The Fathers new Boyfriend says "The Father knows best a...

July 29, 2015

In a disfunctional family environment where there is a history of family violence, multiple local court orders - breaches - and continual failure to make it work, does a Court Order of the Family Court (Federal Court) really assist ?

 

In many ways the intervention of an...

When one parent contravenes orders over and over does it get all too hard for the Court in the face of massive resource pressures ? Well some recent authorities would seem so as recognition time with non-contravening parent. What is Alienation and what are the effects...

July 7, 2015

Sorry for being blunt, but when will Universities stop churning our graduates in law ? There is a gross oversupply of young lawyers. Curiously, most say to me when they graduate they want to become Barristers when I interview them. Is the oversupply having a detrmintal...

June 24, 2015

Sounds great, right ? Avoiding Court and "sorting the property out" quickly and cheaply ! Well, increasingly, these documents are being churned out without full and frank disclosure; inadequate or even no real advice as to benefits and dissadvantages; poor property des...

June 17, 2015

While there are a number of alternatives to sentencing in a Crimina matter such a having the matter dealt with by way of s32 of the Mental Health (Foresnsic Procedures) act (NSW) 1990, and Intensive Corrections Order, and options under the MERIT program, increasingly t...

May 13, 2015

Increasingly, family violence is raised in application for parenting and property matters in the Family Court (Federal Circuit Court). But so what ? If there is family violence in a property matter what issue does it go to ? The case of Kenan is specific in what effect...

January 15, 2015

Litigation is not just a matter of "going through the motions" it is also a matter of strategy. For example, in Civil Litigation the issue and arguement as to Costs can often turn out to be the main arguement if the matter is not conducted properly by one side and the...

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