The 2020 Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary was awarded to Riley Bomford of Calrossy Anglican School.
Riley obtained a NSW ATAR of 97.5 and band sixes in five Higher School Certificate subjects. Riley was the Calrossy boys’ school captain for 2020 and involved in charitable and community based activities too numerous to particularise in full. Riley plays rugby and cricket as well as holding refereeing and executive positions in those fields. For 2021, Riley is studying law at the University of New England whilst working full time as a court officer at the Armidale Court House.
Everingham Solomons is very proud to be associated with such a well-rounded, hard-working and community conscious individual.… Read More
What should be done during the Decommissioning and Rehabilitation Phase?
At the end of a renewable energy project’s operating life, the wind or solar farm will be decommissioned and all turbines, arrays and other infrastructure will be removed from the land. Following removal of all equipment and related infrastructure, the land will undergo a series of steps to ensure return to agricultural use. The obligations to ‘make good’ rests with the project owner.
Generally, the Development Approvals and the lease agreement contain provisions explicitly setting out the requirements for the decommissioning and the expectations around rehabilitating the land.
Further, the planning assessment process normally requires a Decommissioning and Rehabilitation Plan (DRP) to be prepared.… Read More
The Holliday season is something a lot of us look forward to for the whole year as it brings with it some much awaited time off from work.
It also brings with it a number of Public Holidays, and who doesn’t love a public holiday!
So what Public holidays do we have to look forward to over the holiday season?
In NSW Christmas day, 25 December 2020 and Boxing Day are recognised as Public Holidays.
As Boxing Day falls on a Saturday this year, there is an additional Public holiday on 28 December 2020. Bonus!
New Year’s Day is also a public holiday falling on Friday 1 January 2020.… Read More
Winter is in the rear-view mirror, the scent of Spring is in the air and Summer is approaching fast. It’s the perfect time to do the odd jobs around the house and tend to those overgrown yards. However, in order for your yard to look schmick you might be required to load up the trailer and head to the tip.
This is a timely reminder for all, that penalties for uncovered, unstable and overhanging loads can be quite harsh.
Fines for these offences will see you obtain 3 demerit points and cop a fine of $457.00 per offence.
Everingham Solomons are pleased to announce that once again a Tamworth, Quirindi, Gunnedah or Manilla Year 12 student wishing to undertake university study in Law will have a valuable opportunity to receive the benefits of our Law Bursary.
The Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary has long provided financial assistance for the successful applicant during their first year of university as well as an opportunity to gain valuable paid work experience in our offices periodically throughout the duration of their studies.
Everingham Solomons will also be making a cash donation to the school of the successful applicant to assist in maintaining the excellent educational standards that our region can offer.… Read More
After more than 100,000 NSW drivers being found to be illegally using their mobile phone during a recent pilot period of 6 months, the NSW government has now implemented Mobile Detection Cameras statewide.
The detection camera systems use technology which captures the front row cabin space of the vehicle to detect illegal phone use.
So perhaps a refresher of what is a legal use of a mobile while drive may assist.
An unrestricted driver is allowed to do the following while driving:
– Make or receive a call, however you must have the phone secured in a cradle or be able to use the phone without touching it.… Read More
As Willie Nelson famously put it, being on the road is a source of freedom and enjoyment for many people. More than this though, having a licence is crucial for people in rural and regional areas, given the tyranny of distance and lack of public transport alternatives.
Despite the importance of a drivers licence, many people lose it for significant periods of time due to poor behaviour on the roads. Previous legislation in this area meant that any driver who committed three relevant offences within a five year period could be declared a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO). The effect of HTO declaration was that the Roads and Maritime Services would impose a further five-year licence disqualification on top of any disqualification imposed by the court.… Read More
Bankruptcy is the legal process by which you are declared as not being able to meet your debts.
Once you are declared bankrupt a Trustee is appointed to manage and control your assets. Essentially the appointed Trustee is given the power to sell your assets as well as use any funds in your bank account(s) that are in excess of the threshold, to pay back money owed by you. Any assets that are sold or used by the Trustee makes up what is known as a bankrupt estate.
So what happens if you receive an inheritance prior to becoming bankrupt?
Much like any other funds in your bank at the time you declare or are declared bankrupt or any other asset of value, an inheritance will be used to pay back any debts you owe.… Read More