Weekly Snapshot Issue No: 15 – 8 February 2019

Case we are discussing…


In the case of Cheals & Sewin [2019] FAMCAFC 8, the Family Court faced an appeal on the grounds that the primary judge failed to deal with the father’s Application for a Recovery Order before dealing with the parties’ competing applications for interim parenting orders. Whilst the appeal was ultimately allowed on the basis that the primary judge erred in omitting to consider material evidence, the Court helpfully confirmed that there is no set rule relating to the order in which applications must be heard. Section 69ZQ of the Family Law Act empowers the Court to decide which issues in the proceedings require full investigation and hearing and which may be dealt with summarily… and to decide the order in which the issues are to be decided. 
The Court logically pointed out that a recovery order returning the children to the father would only be a sensible order if the children were to live with or spend time with him in the first place and therefore the Applications for  interim parenting orders were correctly decided upon before consideration of any recovery order Application. 

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Article we are reading…

We live in a time of ‘hacks’ (quick fixes) – losing weight without the sweating, cleaning up with the click of a finger (Mary Poppins style). 

But what has happened to working hard and seeing results? In this article, the author reminds us that if it hurts, ‘The trick is not minding that its hurts’.

Instagram post we are obsessing over…

If you read anything on Instagram today, please make it this. From the famous, Humans of New York page, this magnificent woman reminds us that it’s never too late to pursue our dreams. 

Podcast we loved listening too…

What determines your success? Your IQ or your EQ? This is the question that psychologist, journalist and best seeling author Daniel Coleman has addressed since his ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence was published sometime in the 90s. Listen to his insightful talk with Oprah here

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