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Glenn Thompson, Newnhams

Glenn is acknowledged in Australia as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of Family Law and contributors to its development. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1985. Glenn is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Glenn specialises in all aspects of Family Law including complex property and child related disputes, and has acted for many international clients in various countries in relation to Australian Family Law matters. He has given expert evidence in Family Law.

Glenn is a member of the Family Issues Committee of the Law Society of NSW, Chair of the Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways Network, is a member of the College of Law Family Law Advisory Committee, is an Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Law Master of Family Law and is a member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee. Glenn was a member of the Steering Committee of the Children’s Cases Program at the Family Court of Australia which produced the current Less Adversarial Trial System and was a member of the organising committee for the 19th National Family Law Conference held in Sydney from 7-10 October 2014. He has provided addresses to delegations of Singapore Judges, the Family Law Council, and the State Legislative Council Standing Committee on Law and Justice and has been the Law Society representative on the selection panel for the Department of Community Services. In 2010 Glenn was awarded the NSW Law Society President’s Medal in recognition of his personal and professional contributions to the betterment of law and justice in NSW.

Glenn has published several articles and lectured on a range of Family Law-related issues and has also been an examiner for the Specialist Accreditation examinations. To view some of his publications, see the “Legal Updates” link on the homepage.