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In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information (in the form of evidence) in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court. The tribunal, which may occur before a judge, jury, or other designated trier of fact, aims to achieve a resolution to their dispute.

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  1. M

    WA What to expect at contravention trial

    Hi y’all! I’ve been running my partner’s case for 2 years in FCWA while he self reps. In that time financial proceedings were finalised by consent and we came away with a really great result. We also have interim parenting orders - some by consent and some not - which have allowed us both to...
  2. J

    QLD Trial Adjournment

    Hi Just wanting to know my best options to adjourn a criminal trial date in the district court before I ask my barrister I have a child due 5 weeks after I have trial and want to adjourn for a few months but don’t no what i can say to get the date changed cheers
  3. P

    QLD TPO in QLD court has been VACATED - 22mths still no trial

    So we have just received a letter from our lawyer advising the aggrieved who put in a false Temp Protection Order 18mths ago has requested the case to be VACATED due to her lawyer being elderly an d in hospital and out of action, well we have waited way too long and she keeps prolonging by...
  4. kimbapuppy

    VIC Parental Alienation family court cases to be able to quote in my trial

    Are there any parental alienation family law cases in Australia that I can quote in my trial? I am the alienated parent. My kids echo the negative views of the mother, won't eat the food I cook them, never says any positive things about the father. One of the child has eating anxiety (lost a...
  5. kimbapuppy

    VIC Applicant file and serve on all other parties, an amended application setting out with precision the orders to be sought at trial

    I have made amended applications before where changes to the previous orders are underlined, how do I go about to set out the "precision" part?
  6. W

    submissions for trial

    Dear experienced members I am preparing a closing submission for the trial (property settlement matter in FCC). Can someone give me advice on what's the structure of this submission, how detailed it should be, and how many case laws I should apply in my case? I found one case law is very...
  7. M

    QLD Witness conflict of interest

    In a Family Court trial can the other party Subpoena a witness to give evidence if you have a legal matter in place with that witness. Is this a conflict of interest?
  8. H

    QLD Trial by media

    Hey everyone Not sure where this question should go, so please bear with me. No doubt people have seen the news coverage of the two or three young ladies who may have done the wrong thing by not providing the full details of their recent travel to the relevant authorities in QLD, and led to a...
  9. Complex16

    Trial Outcome - FYI

    Hi All, It has been some time since I have visited this site - have been largely trying to focus on other things (as best I can!). However, I feel able now to share with you all the outcome of my matter. Quick background - history of DV towards myself and our son plus many other partners and...
  10. S

    WA Party given second chance to provide trial material for child only matter, negotiation letter posted to the FC instead

    Good afternoon, I’m looking for some general advice on how to address this particular matter. The case does not concern assets, only children, and has been running for over six years. During that time access between children and party 1 has and still is currently suspended (four year...