E2 Selected Topics in Family Law: Disparity of Earning and Lifestyle, Law Reform (45 Years in the Making), Improving Access to Justice - With Prof Mark Henaghan
On this episode of the Law Down Under Podcast, we interview Professor Mark Henaghan about how the law of relationship property has developed and whether it is delivering its intended outcome of a fair division on separation. We also discuss compensation for any disparity in earnings and lifestyle, law reform and the law's potential to improve access to justice. Professor Henaghan has been at the forefront of family law research and teaching for nearly four decades. We talk about how the Courts, from the Family Court through to the Supreme Court of New Zealand, have interpreted and applied the law, the Law Commission's review and recommendations, as well as the practical challenges facing the parties who find themselves in need of assistance to resolve their differences. We also discuss the role of law schools in the teaching and training of future lawyers. This is a captivating look into one crucial part of our law that affects anyone in a relationship and how the law plays its part in providing a means to avoid disputes and resolve disputes once they arise. This is a must-listen episode for those interested in the role of law schools, relationship property and access to justice. I hope you will enjoy the podcast.