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Gary Mallett – Associate Director

Gary Mallet

Coolangatta

Gary joined Wiltshire Lawyers as a senior lawyer in August 2011. Gary has 25 years experience practising Family Law. He achieved a Bachelor of Laws degree with honors in 1993 after studying externally through Queensland University of Technology whilst employed as an articled clerk. Gary was also awarded the NorthQueensland Law Association Bursary for the highest tertiary results for a North Queensland Law Student in his first year of study in 1987.

Gary practises in all aspects of family law litigation, including property settlement and parenting matters, child support and department of child safety matters and domestic violence hearings. Gary regularly prepares Binding Financial Agreements and can also assist with wills and estate planning issues on the breakdown of relationships.

In 2000 Gary acted in a prominent case which specifically dealt with child safety issues and psychiatric illness. This case was the subject of the Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association Civil Justice Award and set an important precedent in Queensland dealing with the safety of children and the effects of depression. Gary has developed a vast knowledge and understanding of cases involving parties who suffer depression, stress and anxiety.

Gary has dual admission as a solicitor in both Queensland and New South Wales, which is ideal as he is based at our Coolangatta.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws with Honors

Admitted to Practice
High Court of Australia
Supreme Court of Queensland
Supreme Court of New South Wales

Memberships
Queensland Law Society
Gold Coast District Law Association
American Trial Lawyers Association
Tallebudgeera Surf Club
Australian Severe Weather Association
Family Law Practitioners' Association of Queensland

Interests
Outside of law Gary is a keen fisherman and enjoys boating and the beach. His other interests include meteorology, storm chasing and music.

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How is a parent defined under the Family Law Act? This questions was posed to the Family Court In the recent case of Groths & Banks [2013]


Thursday, 18 July 2013

In recent case of Groth & Banks [2013] FamCA 430, the Family Court was asked to clarify the definition of a parent under the Family Law Act (Cth) after a child was conceived by assisted reproductive technology (“IVF”). Here the Applicant was the person who supplied his genetic material and sought parenting Orders from the Court after the Mother denied his attempts to partake in parenting the child.

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Affidavits and Interim Hearings - Part 3


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Drafting helpful Affidavits

The result in Chapa [2012] FMCAfam 1420 (18 December 2012) (see Part 1 of this Article) may have been very different if the father had provided one coherent and comprehensive affidavit by himself, setting out the facts and supporting evidence for his own case, and facts which provided evidence and support for his denials of the mother’s vast and vague allegations of family violence against him.

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