Legal Notices


All material that is provided in this web site is intended for informational purposes only. The provision of material is for general guidance and interest and should not be relied upon to constitute legal advice. The transmission of material from this web site is not intended to create a solicitor-client relationship between Blackwood Family Lawyers and the receiver of information. Appropriate professional legal advice should be sought before taking any action in relation to any of the subject matter contained in this web site.

While effort is made to regularly up-date the contents of this web site, Blackwood Family Lawyers does not guarantee that the material is correct and up to date, and the receiver of information should be aware that the law is liable to frequent change.

Where this web site contains links to other web sites, Blackwood Family Lawyers does not accept any responsibility for the material on such sites. Blackwood Family Lawyers does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy or currency of material contained on any other linked web sites. Blackwood Family Lawyers makes no representation that the material contained on other web sites does not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party.

Blackwood Family Lawyers owns all copyright subsisting in material contained on this web site, except where indicated otherwise. Any reproduction of material from this web site must be only for non-commercial or private use and must ensure that Blackwood Family Lawyers is appropriately acknowledged.

Privacy Act 1988

Blackwood Family Lawyers maintains a policy of strict confidence concerning your personal information. Our privacy policy has been developed in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). The policy applies to the partnership of Blackwood Family Lawyers (ABN 50 452 118 662) and its related entities including Blackwood Family Lawyers Pty Ltd (ABN 87 159 131 941).

Collecting Personal Information

All information collected is for the purpose of providing legal services. Generally, we will obtain personal information directly from you.

This will include contact details and may include sensitive information such as professional or trade associations and health information. If we obtain information about you without your knowledge and the law requires your express consent to obtain it, then you will be contacted by us.

We may also collect information from you if you subscribe to any of our regular mail-outs, seminars or client functions.

Web-Site and Cookies

Blackwood Family Lawyers ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies on (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of these cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How Blackwood Family Lawyers uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We may use cookies, pixels and related technologies for the following purposes:

  1. to enable certain functions of the Service
  2. to provide analytics and track how you use the site including gathering data via the use of Google Analytics. This includes the gathering of data for Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting.
  3. to store your preferences
  4. to enable advertisements delivery including on Google, Facebook, Instagram and any of their partnering networks (including the Google Display Network). This includes ads using Google remarketing, search, display or video ads & Facebook/Instagram ads & re-targeting, as well as any behavioral/interest-based advertising. It also includes the use of Google Analytics data, including the Google Analytics Demographics and Interest reporting, for the purposes of displaying ads.

We may use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service.

We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

For more information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data please view:

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

Third party vendors, including Google and Facebook, may use these third party cookies, web beacons and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from the Service (and elsewhere on the Internet) and use that data to provide measurement services and to serve ads, including ads based on past visits to the Service.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can you find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

Use and Disclosure of Information

The personal information we obtain helps provide an efficient legal service to you.

It also helps in raising your awareness of our activities and new legal developments.

In the course of providing legal services we may disclose your personal information to third parties (such as barristers).


If access to the information we may have concerning you is required, you may request to see what it is and if it is up to date. This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the Privacy Act.

If we refuse to allow access to your personal information, you will be informed and given details of what exemptions under the Privacy Act prevent its acquisition.

Please note a request for access will most probably incur a reasonable fee in providing such a service.


All reasonable steps are taken to ensure our information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If any information we have is inaccurate please contact us immediately and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it.


All information is kept in a secure environment. Electronic security includes the use of fire walls and password access to designated personnel. This is to ensure personal information is not accessed by unauthorised personnel, lost or misused.


If you wish to access your personal information, have a complaint as you believe your privacy has been breached or wish to update your details, please contact us on 03 8672 5222.


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