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Graham Carson

Law Society of NSW

Graham is a Graduate of Macquarie University and has practised as a Solicitor in NSW since 1997. Graham has experience in a wide range of practice areas, in particular litigation. Graham has many years of experience as an advocate in Family Law and Business Law.

 

Graham has practised extensively in a wide range of litigation matters on behalf of private and commercial clients. Graham enjoys Court work and is a competent and effective advocate.

 

Graham has an interest in and has extensive experience in relation to all Family Law matters and is committed to obtaining a practical and economic outcomes on behalf of his clients.

 

 

Landmark Cases

 

Graham Carson has been involved in a number of Landmark cases:

 

REPORTED CASES

Jackson v Jackson [2000] NSWCA 303 (1 November 2000)

Jackson v Jackson [1999] NSWSC 229 (26 March 1999)

(History of domestic violence and denigration- Awards of damages in tort and property adjustment under the Property Relationships Act. The Supreme Court assessed the impact of the domestic violence on the wife's contributions, concluding that her homemaker contributions were affected by the assaults, and that this ought to be taken into account in her favour in assessing them. The violence was also relevant in assessing the husband's contributions. The Husband's homemaker contributions were assessed with regard to his abusive language, an assessment of the quality of his contribution.A property adjustment was consequently made in the wife's favour together with awarded compensatory damages for the physical assaults. The original decision was upheld on Appeal.)


O'Sullivan v the Queen [2002] NSWCCA 98 (28 March 2002)

(quashing of conviction and judgement of acquittal following conviction following corrupt police conduct, serving of prison term, Royal Commission findings and Court of Criminal Appeal - also acted in the associated damages claim against the State of NSW).


Martin & Martin [2007] FamCA 138 (2 March 2007) and associated Full Court Appeal.

(unacceptable risk to child. Assessment of unacceptable risk. Supervision of spend time periods. Risk of family violence. Appeal granted and Trial judges orders reversed on Appeal.)

 

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