A bankrupt and ‘one rooster, one peacock, three ducks, and 22 chickens …’

A person’s bankruptcy can arise from a host of circumstances, disputes with neighbours and non-compliance with local council requirements being a significant one. The 2012 bankruptcy of Maria Fokas arose from her allegedly and unlawfully keeping on her Kogarah property ‘one rooster, one peacock, three ducks, and 22 chickens when no more than 5 chickens could […]

Judicial digs

The judgments of some judges are worthwhile reading for reasons apart from their legal content. Justice John Logan of the Federal Court is one.[1] Family lawyers and its judges too specialised? The evidence in this case in relation to the application by Ms Ellison for the making and amendment of an order under s 79 […]