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Family Law Noticeboard March 2021: Thomson Reuters welcomes new Authors

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Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that The Honourable Justice Grant Riethmuller of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Dr Robin Smith, Barrister have been engaged to update and write new commentary for the Family Law commentary available in the Family Law Practice Area on the new Westlaw and in Dickey's Family Law with Legislation in Westlaw AU. 

Judge Grant Riethmuller is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia based in Melbourne, sitting primarily in Family Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Queensland Institute of Technology and a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Melbourne. From 1987, until his appointment, he practised as a barrister in a wide ranging practice. Prior to his appointment to the bench in 2004, he was the Editor of the Queensland Lawyer Journal and lectured part time in Civil Procedure at James Cook University. He has written and spoken extensively on family law for over 20 years. 

Dr Robin Smith is a member of the Victorian Bar, practising exclusively in family law. He specialises in matters with complex questions of law, including issues related to bankruptcy, equity, trusts, and third-party disputes. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and is a qualified family law arbitrator. Robin was awarded a doctoral degree in law from Monash University in 2016. Prior to coming to the bar, Robin worked as a solicitor at a boutique commercial and construction law firm, and as an associate at the then Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. Robin has also taught at the Monash University Law School and worked as an associate legal officer for the United Nations at a war crimes tribunal. 

We look forward to bringing subscribers new and updated content in Dickey's Family Law with Legislation from Judge Riethmuller and Dr Robin Smith throughout 2021.

The Family Law Practice Area is a one-stop shop for practitioners containing news, commentary, annotated legislation, cases and precedents. Our premium news service Alert 24 provides daily alerts to your inbox – keeping you abreast of legislative, case and news developments. Dickey's Family Law with Legislation offers Anthony Dickey QC's distinguished commentary alongside a very comprehensive legislation suite (comprising a vast collection of Commonwealth and Western Australian statutes as well as state legislation relating to domestic violence orders) and key section annotations. This publication also provides subscribers with new and updated commentary from Judge Riethmuller and Dr Robin Smith. Family Law Cases collection contains full text case law on family matters reported in the High Court, Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court, the State and Territory Supreme Courts as well as Unreported Judgments. Family Law Legal Precedents suite comprises over 120 commonly used, easy-to-use forms and precedents – helping you save time in practice. The Family Law Noticeboard is specifically geared for specialists in the area and will deliver news items of interest and significance written and curated by in-house editors. To subscribe to the Family Law Practice Area on new Westlaw, contact Thomson Reuters.
Rebecca Byrne
By Rebecca Byrne
Manager Analytical and Research Content AU

Rebecca is an admitted lawyer in New South Wales, Legal Editor and Content Manager. She manages a variety of subscription services, as well as a team of Content Managers who manage legal analytical and research content in print and online, namely, Westlaw AU and the new Westlaw. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) (Distinction) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Rebecca was an employed lawyer at John Lloyd & Co Solicitors & Attorneys.

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