Family Law Div7A Intensive: Interpretation and Application

Learn how to identify those potential Div7A issues, avoid critical mistakes & enhance your skills on interpreting the accountant’s report. This intensive workshop brings together a varied group of experts to take your understanding of Div7A issues to the next level. You’ll focus on resolving and preventing a Div7A debt arising and dealing with the other side’s denial of a Div7A issue. Plus, get an update on the recent cases that illustrating the current approach taken towards Div7A issues. 

Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $294.00

Susan Pearson, Partner, Pearson Emerson Family Lawyers; Preeminent Family & Divorce Lawyer and Preeminent Family Lawyer (High-Value & Complex Property Matters), Doyle’s Guide 2024

Hear what past delegates said about this program.

“I gained knowledge that I was looking for specifically to my current matters”
“Useful…avoiding landmines”
“Very interesting and relevant”


Attend and earn 3 CPD units including:
2 units in Substantive Law
1 unit in Professional Skills

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

2.00pm to 5.15pm Family Law Div7A Intensive: Interpretation and Application

Attend this Intensive workshop and be guided through the following areas:

Identification of A DIV7A ISSUE and Potential Consequences

  • How to identify a potential Div7A issue and some common mistakes made by practitioners
  • Interpreting the accountant’s advice and applying the advice in practice
  • Potential consequences

Know your options

  • What options might be available to deal with a Div7A issue?

Dealing with opposition from the other side

  • Resolving the other side’s objection
    • Getting them to recognise the existence of a potential Div7A exposure
    • What to do when the other side threatens to activate a Div7A debt
    • Possible agendas for the other party’s solicitor’s approach
    • Grounds to seek an urgent application
    • What are you wanting to achieve, and evidence required to support your client’s claim?

Court’s approach

  • Recent decisions

Workshop Facilitators:
Joseph Box, Partner, Forensic Consulting, Grant Thornton
Genevieve Dee, Partner, Lander & Rogers; Preeminent Family & Divorce Lawyer, Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyer and Recommended Family Lawyer (High-Value & complex Property Matters), Doyle’s Guide 2024
Greg Vale, Legal Practitioner – Director Principal, Charter Law Legal


Ms. Susan Pearson, Partner, Pearson Emerson
With over 35 years’ experience in family law, and as one of the first lawyers to be accredited as a family law specialist by the Law Society of New South Wales, Susan is consistently recognised as one of the leading family lawyers Australia-wide. In 2021 Susan was once again recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market as one of only five pre-eminent family lawyers in Sydney and one of only four leading family lawyers for high-value & complex property matters) in New South Wales. Susan is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), and a Contributor to the World Bank Women, Business and the Law & Civil Society Organisation Reports.

Mr. Joseph Box, Partner, Forensic Consulting, Grant Thornton
As a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience, Joseph Box specialises in acting as an expert witness in matrimonial and family law proceedings. Joseph regularly undertakes valuations of businesses, superannuation and complex corporate structures, financial investigations, and taxation advice for matters in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court. He regularly provides oral expert testimony in Court. In the course of Joseph's assignments, he often works with clients through out of court processes to achieve commercially astute and tax effective outcomes. Joseph is a qualified financial neutral in Collaborative Law. Joseph also undertakes valuation and forensic appointments in commercial disputes and non-dispute situations, and for various State and Federal Government departments and agencies. Joseph also holds a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies (Accounting) from Monash University and is a CAANZ Certified Business Valuation Specialist.

Mr. Greg Vale, Director Principal, Charter Law Legal
Greg Vale is an accredited specialist in Business and Personal Tax as accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board of the Law Society of New South Wales. Greg provides advice to clients, particularly professional firms and their clients, in respect of: business restructuring, federal taxes (including income tax, capital gains tax and goods and , services tax), state taxes (including stamp dutiespa, y roll tax and land tax), tax disputes including Project Wickenby matters, superannuation, asset protection planning, estate planning; and Corporations Act matters.

Ms. Genevieve Dee, Partner, Lander & Rogers
Accredited Family Law Specialist Genevieve Dee is a partner at Lander and Rogers and has worked exclusively in family law and has fifteen years’ experience. Genevieve specialises in all aspects of family law, including parenting and property matters, financial agreements, spousal maintenance and child support issues. Doyle’s Guide 2022 has recognised Genevieve as a Pre-eminent Family & Divorce Lawyer, Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyer and Recommended Complex and High-Value Property Matters Lawyer in Brisbane. In addition, Genevieve has been named as recommended Family & Divorce Lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 national listings.


Family Law Div7A Intensive: Interpretation and Application


Afternoon Session
Tuesday, 21 May 2024
2.00pm to 5.15pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 3
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $294.00
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