NLS Law News
April 3, 2020

Utilising Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is conducted by an independent third party, who assists the parties to try and reach agreement about their dispute. Mediators are specially trained to assist parties reach resolutions. Mediations are more cost-effective and can be quicker than having a matter proceed […]
April 3, 2020

The Courts – An Update – 3 April 2020

As acknowledged by the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the courts will prioritise urgent parenting matters. This may mean that any non-urgent property only matters are adjourned for an appropriate period of time, until the Court has the capacity to deal with them. Property […]
March 31, 2020

Parenting Matters & Covid-19

Dealing with a separation and parenting arrangements for children is stressful at the best of times. We understand that with so much uncertainty around Covid-19, comes additional stress and pressure. We have compiled some tips to assist families navigate this space during the current pandemic. Stay healthy and informed: be […]
March 27, 2020

An Update Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia have both introduced new policies for dealing with matter during the Covid-19 epidemic, which allows the Court to ensure that urgent and priority matters are dealt with safely. Moving forward, the Court will deal with most, if not all, family […]
March 20, 2020

Short film raises awareness

Ayden Shepherd, Law Clerk, produces short film Behind the Journey shown at an event to raise awareness for NSW Variety Children’s Charity.
January 16, 2020

Neisha Shepherd speaks at the Women in law Global Event on 16 January 2020

December 27, 2019

International Paris Conference

On 27 December 2019, Neisha Shepherd presented a paper at the International Paris Conference, Advocating for children and young people who are subjected to abuse, neglect and family violence from a child rights perspective.
December 17, 2019

Neisha Shepherd and Ayden Shepherd attend the SDG Lab So What Event at the United Nations, Geneva on 17 December 2019.

November 8, 2019

Beautiful Brokenness

8 November 2019, Beautiful Brokenness a series of three mixed media artworks by Neisha are exhibited at Levee Art Gallery and Studios. The series of paintings is about the challenges, strength and resilience of others. A Silent Army and How Stars Are Made sold with all funds donated to Maitland Loves Your Sister […]
June 19, 2018

NLS Law is proud to sponsor the ‘Scooby Do Team’ for the NSW variety bash.

NLS Law  is proud to sponsor the ‘Scooby Do Team’ for the NSW variety bash. The Variety Bash is an adventure with mates driving pre 1976 cars through regional parts of Australia that you might otherwise not see, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity. Throughout the Bash, participants visit […]
June 19, 2018

Neisha Shepherd speaks at the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Family Matters National Week of Action Forum on 30 May 2018

As part of the 2018 Family Matters National Week of Action (May14-20), ACWA hosted a ‘Courting Success’ forum to discuss strategies to reduce the unacceptable numbers of Aboriginal children and young people being removed into out-of-home care. The event, which attracted representatives from non-government organisations, as well as NSW Children’s […]
May 24, 2017

NLS Law Proudly Sponsors the 2017 NSW Variety Bash

NLS Law is proud to sponsor the ‘Scooby Do Team’ for the NSW variety bash. The Variety Bash is an adventure with mates driving pre 1976 cars through regional parts of Australia that you might otherwise not see, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity. Throughout the Bash, […]
August 10, 2016

An experience of a Surrogate

So many couples are unable to have their own children and one of the avenues available is to use a surrogate. However, in Australia that’s not as straightforward as it sounds… http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/pregnancy/shannon-garner-on-why-she-agreed-to-be-an-altruistic-surrogate/news-story/26a4c4e3ce22e2e5b8af9a830c70997b     Image: Dragon Images/shutterstock.com  
February 8, 2016

Australian Association of Child Welfare (ACWA) Legal Services Panel

Neisha Shepherd, NLS Law Solicitor Director, has been invited to be on the Australian Association of Child Welfare (ACWA) Legal Services Panel.  She is attending the ACWA Red Carpet Launch Event at Parliament House Sydney on Wednesday 10 February 1016. About ACWA The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is the NSW […]
December 8, 2015

Justice for Jolene – Who endured 55 changes in care placements

A Newcastle lawyer is determined to persist with a civil action on behalf of a client, who took her own life after an abusive childhood that included more than 55 changes in placements and 100 hospital admissions.  
September 18, 2015

Neisha Shepherd attending the London IR Global Conference

Neisha Shepherd will be attending the IR Global Conference in London from September 27th 2015. The event will be a fantastic opportunity for IR members from across the globe to share business stories, opportunities and to build valuable connections. “The event title this year is ‘An Original Composition’, a concept […]
August 5, 2015

The Invisible Children: A Perspective from a Children’s Rights Lawyer

As an advocate for children’s rights, I have seen consistent development in the child rights doctrine in Australia except in the area of immigration law. Children have the right to legal representation in all areas of the law except migration. There are guidelines in Australia concerning the representation of children […]
July 28, 2015

Falling through the Cracks – The Care and Protection of Children and Young People at Risk

In Australia there is a rise in children and young people being subjected to abuse and neglect. According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies[1] for the year 2013-14, there were 198,966 Australian children suspected of being harmed or at risk of harm from abuse and/or neglect. This resulted in […]
June 10, 2015

Neisha Shepherd attends International Referral’s ‘On The Road’ Shanghai conference.

This week our firm’s Director Neisha attended International Referral’s ‘On The Road’ Shanghai conference. The event was held in the heart of Shanghai’s business district from 28th – 30th May 2015 where over the course of the event the future of the legal, accountancy and finance sectors were discussed at […]
December 9, 2014

Neisha Shepherd attends International Conference CRC 25 years

To herald the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Department of Child Law of Leiden University organised the international conference ‘25 Years CRC’ in The Netherlands. On Tuesday 18 November and Wednesday 19 November 2014 more than 300 children’s rights expert from all over […]
September 6, 2014

International Referral (IR) Conference on Changing Perspectives, London

Neisha Shepherd attended the International Referral (IR) Conference in London from September 21-23 2014. The conference brought together leading professional service advisers from all over the world. The IR conference, ‘Changing Perspectives’, promoted collaboration, networking and creative thinking in business. During the event Neisha Shepherd shared her experiences and expertise […]
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Newcastle
Ph: (02) 4927 6315

E: office@nlslaw.com.au
Level 1, 93 Hunter Street,
Newcastle NSW 2300


Contact NLS Law
Our clients appreciate a realistic assessment of the outcome of their case. If you need an honest assessment, or to discuss the options available to you, call NLS Law to discuss your current circumstances.





Newcastle
Ph: (02) 4927 6315

E: office@nlslaw.com.au
Level 1, 93 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300