The Family Law Review journal is pleased to welcome two new members to the Editorial Board.
Welcome Dr Bridget Cullen
Dr Bridget Cullen joins the Family Law Review in the role of Contributing Editor, focusing on the area of Practice and Procedure.
In her first contribution to the journal “Forensic restraint by family lawyers – not an optional extra” (2016) 6 Fam L Rev 134, Bridget examines a recent legal profession disciplinary decision by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal which reminds family lawyers of the importance of exercising objective forensic restraint in circumstances where a client proposes a course of action that lacks merit.
Bridget is both a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She has more than 20 years of experience, in both New York and Queensland, helping parties resolve all kinds of conflict. Bridget has law degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and was admitted as a Barrister in Queensland in 2000. In addition to being a Legal Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Bridget teaches in the College of Law (Queensland) Practical Legal Training Program, including Family Law. She is a member of the panel of mediators at www.themediationplace.com.au.
Welcome Mr Trevor McKenna
Mr Trevor McKenna has joined the Family Law Review as a Casenote Writer and Contributing Editor.
Trevor is a Senior Associate at Worrall Lawyers, Hobart. He has been admitted to the Supreme Courts of Tasmania and Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. Trevor frequently advises clients in relation to commercially focused financial disputes as well as in relation to the estate planning aspects of Family Law, with a particular emphasis on financial agreements.
Trevor is the family law author for Thomson Reuters’ Lawyers Practice Manual Western Australia. He has also held the position of unit coordinator at both undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of law, accounting and corporate governance.
He is a councillor of the Law Society of Tasmania, a member of the Society’s Family Law committee, a non-executive director of the Hutchins Foundation Limited and chair of the Hutchins Art committee.
Outside the law, Trevor is involved in the arts, enjoys collecting contemporary art, and is an avid “minimal techno” fan.