Inside Family Law with Zoë Durand

“To be commercially sensible” - Kate Rafton on approaches to family law

June 28, 2019

I interview Kate Rafton, who founded Raftons Family Lawyers about:

  • What is different about Raftons and their approach
  • Taking a commercial approach
  • encouraging settlement
  • Initial conferences
  • Advice regarding costs
  • Communication with clients
  • 'Process driven' ways of doing family law and how this can lead to not being able to see the wood for the trees.
  • Having a proportionate response to the matter and issues in a matter.
  • Arbitration.
  • Billing in family law, issues around incentives for efficiency in billing.
  • Mediation and issues surrounding delay in government funded centres offering mediation.
  • Different parenting styles.
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