Ewan accepts briefs to appear and provide written advice in family law matters.
Ewan specialises in family law matters and regularly appears in court for pre-trial hearings, final hearings, and appeals.
Prior to coming to the bar in 2004, Ewan practised at a leading Melbourne family law firm for seven years and became accredited as a family law specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria. He contributed to socio-legal research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies regarding allegations of family violence in parenting proceedings at the advent of the 2006 shared parenting law reforms and has published articles regarding family law both in Australia and England.
Ewan completed a Master of Laws in 2007 and was admitted to practise in England and Wales where he practised as a solicitor with a leading London family law practice for three years.
Since returning to the Victorian Bar in 2010 Ewan has specialised in family law matters, regularly appearing at pre-trial hearings, mediations, interim defended hearings, trials and appeals.
Trial judgments in which Ewan has appeared include:
Dismissal of application to relocate child intrastate or overseas:
Anderson & Salinos  FedCFamC1F 976 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FedCFamC1F/2022/976.html
Dismissal of application to relocate child interstate:
Dalmeda & McCline (No. 2)  FCCA 2502 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2020/2502.html
Residence and relocation proceedings:
Neal & Sheehy  FedCFamC2F 74 (22 September 2021) http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FedCFamC2F/2021/74.html
Dismissal of property application pursuant to Family Law Act 1975, s79(2) applying Stanford  HCA 13:
Carver & Munshi  FedCFamC2F 607 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FedCFamC2F/2022/607.html
Dismissal of property application pursuant to Family Law Act 1975, s79(2)
Paxton & Paxton  FCCA 1689 http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2016/1689.html
Findings of waste and dismissal of property application pursuant to s79(2):
Whent & Marbrand  FCCA 1873 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2017/1873.html
Dismissal of application for s90RD declaration of a de facto relationship:
Sinclair & Hatcher  FCCA 395 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2014/395.html
Property settlement proceedings pursuant to s79:
Burke & Burke  FamCA 1 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FamCA/2021/1.html
Full Court appeal against trial judge’s property determination:
Palumbo & Mandel  FamCAFC 228 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FamCAFC/2019/228.html
Dismissal of appeal against s79(2) dismissal:
Whent & Marbrand  FamCAFC 95 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FamCAFC/2018/95.html