JOHN WERNER

Bar Roll – 9th Nov, 2006   
Admitted – 1st May, 2000

Phone – 03 9225 8509
Email – werner@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 9, Room 906, DMC, 180 William St, Melbourne

JOHN WERNER

Bar Roll – 9th Nov, 2006   
Admitted – 1st May, 2000

Phone – 03 9225 8509
Email – werner@vicbar.com.au
Chamber – Floor 9, Room 906, DMC, 180 William St, Melbourne

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Family Law (Including Defacto)
  • Property Law/Sale of Land

About

John practices principally in family law.

He has particular expertise in binding financial agreements (BFAs), bankruptcy and third party property claims.  In parenting disputes, he has a particular interest in abuse and unacceptable risk cases.

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He appeared for the successful appellant before the Full Court in Senior v Anderson (2011) FLC 93-470, one of the leading appellate authorities on binding Financial Agreements.

Other significant cases in which he appeared include:

  • Stativa v Stativa [2015] FamCAFC 170 (Summary dismissal, actual bias)
  • Turner v Alexander (2014) FamCA 334 (costs in parenting cases)
  • Turner v Alexander (2014) FamCA 334 (sexual misconduct and unacceptable risk).
  • Black v Raynor (2012) FamCA 1051 (sexual misconduct and unacceptable risk).
  • Senior v Anderson (2011) FamCA 802 (binding financial agreements, on remitter from the Full Court)
  • Malak v Mairie (2011) FamCAFC 134 (procedural fairness in the Family Court)
  • Hartford v Ansilda (2009) FamCA (malicious allegations and unacceptable risk).
  • Knowles v Gaudi (2008) FamCA 436 (sham transactions in the Family Court)
  • Griffiths & Beerens v Duggan (2008) 66 ACSR 472 (with P Cawthorn SC and R Craig) (restraint of trade, breach of fiduciary duties)

He identifies the principal distractions from his practice to be motorcycles, domestic building and all the pleasures of the Bellarine Peninsula.

From 10 Oct 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Direct access briefs not accepted.

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