Are you in Year 12 at Tamworth, Quirindi, Gunnedah or Manilla? Are you wanting to study Law next year at University? Great news – the applications are now open for the Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary

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

Sarah’s Rule – A recent change to the NSW road rules

As of the 26th of September 2019, NSW has had a change to one of its road rules. From this date Motorists will be required to slow down when passing stationary Emergency or breakdown / tow vehicles which are displaying flashing lights.
A trial version of this rule change has been in effect for the past 12 months, however amendments to this have been made due to public feedback.
So what does this actually mean for Motorists?
Motorist will now be required to slow down when passing stationary vehicles which are displaying red and blue or yellow flashing lights. These vehicles include Ambulances, Police vehicles, Fire and Rescue vehicles, State Emergency Service vehicles, Volunteer Rescue Organisation’s vehicles, Traffic Commander vehicles, Transport Emergency vehicles, Tow Trucks and Breakdown Assistance vehicles.… Read More

Congratulations to Libby Campbell, Tamworth’s Young Employee of the Year.

Libby was recently awarded the prestigious title of ‘Young Employee of the Year’ at the 2019 Tamworth Quality Business Awards.

Libby is a Tamworth local who obtained her undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law at the University of New England, Armidale.

While attending university, Libby was involved in a number of community incentives including Backtrack Youth Works, a not-for-profit organisation that assists troubled youth involved in legal proceedings.  Around this time Libby was also selected to complete an internship with Magistrate Stafford at the Armidale Local Court.  These two experiences particularly afforded Libby a very immediate view of the judicial system, even before she was qualified to practice in it.… Read More

Sir Adrian Solomons Law Bursary Recipient

Everingham Solomons is proud to announce the successful bursar for 2018 is Claire Annis-Brown. Claire is an extremely well rounded student of McCarthy Catholic College having achieved excellent academic results in a range of subjects through her HSC.  She is both liked and admired by her teachers and peers alike.

Claire is an accomplished sportswoman, particularly in Hockey where she has captained Tamworth representative teams for a number of years. She has also been involved in a range of local charitable endeavours over a long period of time.

Claire is enrolled to study law at the University of Newcastle in 2019 and Everingham Solomons wishes Claire the very best in that endeavour.… Read More

Pedal the Peel Cycling Challenge 7 April 2019

Everingham Solomons is proud to be one of the major sponsors and organisers of the Pedal the Peel Cycling Challenge to be held at Moore Creek Tennis Club, Moore Creek Rd, Tamworth on Sunday, 7 April 2019.

The event is unique to Tamworth because it caters for all levels of rider fitness and experience.

You can choose from a flat 15 km or 25 km course or the more challenging 45 km or 100 km hilly courses.

The event is designed to encourage all levels of riders (minimum age 12 years) to become involved, have a great fun day and help raise money for local charities.… Read More

NSW Introduces Mandatory Interlock Orders for Mid-Range Drink Driving Offences – Megan Jury

MJTougher penalties for drink-driving offences came into effect in NSW aimed at reducing trauma on our roads. The changes are particularly significant for those convicted of first-time mid-range offences i.e. a blood alcohol reading between 0.08 and 0.149 and no convictions of a similar kind or major drink-drive offences in the previous 5 years.

Penalties from 3 December 2018

If you are convicted of a first-time mid-range drink driving offence committed on or after 3 December 2018 the court must now order you to participate in the interlock program for a minimum 12 months and disqualify you from driving for a minimum 6 months.… Read More

Another Accredited Specialist at Eversols – Terry Broomfield

TJBEveringham Solomons is delighted to announce that Director Mark Grady has become a Law Society sanctioned Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

To become an Accredited Specialist it is necessary to have practiced significantly in a recognised specialist area for an extensive period of time. In addition the Applicant’s knowledge of the specialist area is tested in a formal examination process as well as in extensive written work.   Further peer review is conducted to satisfy the Specialist Accreditation Board that the Applicant has the requisite knowledge to profess to be a specialist in that particular area.

Everingham Solomons Director Mark Grady is now the fifth Director to be accredited by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist and the Second Personal injury Law Accredited Specialist.… Read More

Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial Law Bursary. Applications are now being accepted until 28 October 2018. – Clint Coles

CCEveringham Solomons are still accepting applications from Tamworth, Quirindi, Gunnedah or Manilla students for the Sir Adrian Solomons Memorial 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.

This year, for the first time 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.

All Principals of local High Schools have been contacted and advised of the details.… Read More

Welcome Megan

MJMy name is Megan Jury and I recently joined the team at Everingham Solomons as a Solicitor.

I graduated from UNE in 2014 with a Bachelor of Criminology and graduated with a Juris Doctor from Macquarie University in 2017. I was admitted as a Solicitor in June 2018 after completing my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law.

Originally from New Zealand, my husband was born and raised in Tamworth and has served in the Royal Australian Navy for many years. We have raised three outstanding daughters, one of whom is a casual secondary school teacher in Tamworth.… Read More

Protection of Confidential Information – Ken Sorrenson

KJSbwTechnology has fundamentally changed the way business information is stored and shared. For instance, smart phones have given the capacity to access computer systems and to retain and share information to a much greater extent than would have been possible in the past. Particularly after termination of employment, this has led to many claims by employers against former employees alleging misuse of confidential business information.

The first issue is always to determine whether particular information should be considered to be confidential or not. That involves consideration of a wide range of factors including –

  • The extent to which the information was generally known outside the business;
  • The value of the information to potential competitors;
  • The amount of money or effort expended in developing the information;
  • The ease or difficulty with which the information could be properly acquired or duplicated by others;
  • The measures taken to guard the secrecy of the information;
  • Whether it was clearly made known to the employee that the material was confidential; and
  • The extent to which the information can be readily identified.
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