What are your legal obligations when you are involved in a car accident?

After the terrifying incident which occurred in Victoria recently, there has been more talk about what you are required to do when you are involved in a car accident.

In NSW, under the Road Transport Act 2013 it is an offence if you are driving and you fail to stop and assist after being involved in an impact which has caused injury or death. This could be impact with another vehicle, a person, or any other object. It also applies if a person is thrown from a vehicle.

Penalties for this offence are significant, with first time offences facing 18 months imprisonment and a $3,300.00… Read More

“I’m so excited to be selected for Jury Service”…. said no one ever.

It’s happened. The dreaded jury service summons has appeared in your mail box and you are mentally trying to figure out how many seasons of Suits you can binge watch before you have to attend. But largely you are probably thinking… Do I have to?

If you have been summoned to serve on a jury then you are legally required to attend Court on the date provided in the summons. However there are some circumstances where you can apply to be exempt or excluded from serving.

To be excluded or exempt from jury duty means that you are not allowed to serve on a jury.… Read More

Riding in cars with Boys… and Girls.

Confused by the requirements for how to restrain children in the car? It can be quite daunting and sometimes hard to get accurate information regarding child restraints and the legal requirements for car seats.

So let us break it down for you.

Under the NSW Road Rules 2014 you must restrain a child as follows:

Age                                                         Type of restraint

0-6 months                                           Approved rear facing restraint

6 months to 4 years                            Rear or forward-facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness

4 years to 7 years                                Forward-facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness or an approved                                                                            booster seat

7 years plus (145cm or shorter)       It is strongly recommended to use an approved booster seat

7 years plus (145cm or taller)            Adult lap-sash seatbelt

Additional requirements for the above approved restraints are that they must be properly adjusted and fastened.… Read More

Where the bloody hell…. did my money go?

It is widely known that Australia is in the midst of a terrifying Bushfire season which have had a devastating effect on our residents, wildlife and fire services and others, physically, mentally and financially. The old Australian adage about how when times are tough, mateship prevails has proven to be true and in typical fashion the people of Australia have rallied. We have seen unprecedented levels of donations well into the hundreds of millions of dollars, to assist the victims, fire services, charities and wildlife agencies.

While many of these organisations are legitimately accepting donations to assist those in need, we have also seen an increase of scammers defrauding people by claiming to be assisting those affected by the bushfire disaster.… Read More

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