Profoundly different ways of thinking: management of persons, property, relationships and disputes versus adjudication of competing claims of right. 15 November 2023

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Supreme Court of NSW
184 Phillip St
Sydney NSW 2000

STEP NSW Branch invites you to a seminar with The Honourable Justice Geoff Lindsay AM, Supreme Court of New South Wales.

In this presentation Lindsay J will explore the symbiotic relationship between substantive and adjectival law; the importance of recognising the functional purpose of overlapping jurisdictional boundaries; and the limitations of a simple binary distinction between “law” and “equity”, in the practice of the welfare jurisdictions of the Supreme Court of NSW: the protective, probate and family provision jurisdictions, informed by the equity jurisdiction.

His Honour will invite consideration of the proposition that the pursuit of coherence in the law of succession (broadly defined) is best advanced by viewing the “law” not merely as a collection of rules but through the prism of a judge charged with a function to serve rather than merely an authority to decide.

His Honour will suggest that a productive way to view the law of succession is by identification of “patterns of conduct” that routinely attract commonly available remedies.

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The seminar will be recorded and the recording will be sent to registered attendees within 7 days of the seminar.

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17:30 - 18:30
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