Employment Workplace Relations

Director, Philip Brewin is a specialist in Workplace Relations and heads our Workplace Relations Work Group.

Corporate and Business Law

The Nevett Ford Corporate and Business Law team has a wealth of experience and expertise and have established quality relationships with clients, including many small and medium business enterprises, across a wide range of industries.

Dispute Resolution ( Litigation)

Nevett Ford has wide experience in all manner of litigation.


Mediation is a process and set of principles designed to manage and resolve disputes between parties. It is an efficient and effective method of dispute resolution that can help to preserve relationships through the intervention of a third party, known as a mediator.

Property Law

Nevett Ford has been conveying Victorian property for more than 150 years.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Can Domestic Violence Increase My Family Law Property Settlement?

The short answer is yes.

In circumstances where the contributions of a party are made more “onerous” by the violence of the other party, the Courts may give more weight to that circumstance.

For example, if one party is subjected to verbal or physical abuse which causes difficulties for that party in carrying out their “role in the relationship”, this may be taken into account.  As well as being relevant to the party’s present health and their likely future employability, that party may get an extra portion of the property.