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Our friendly team is committed to providing you with specific advice to suit your individual circumstances whilst maintaining the highest quality of professionalism. Being a general practice, we have a range of experience in a number of legal fields and are happy to discuss any questions you may have at any time. So please don't hesitate to call us for a free initial consultation with one of our solicitors and let us help you the best way we know how.
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Congratulations to our superstar solicitor Joy Jadeja who has been nominated as a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 2019 Law Awards in the Pro Bono Category.
These awards are presented to solicitors who have developed an outstanding pro bono legal assistance relationship, resulting in improved access to justice for disadvantaged people in our community as they navigate the legal system.
This year’s finalists have each shown exceptional leadership within the legal profession, not only through their pro bono work, but also by advocating for social justice and human rights issues.
Through their work they embody one of the highest principles in the legal profession: that justice should not be denied to people because of their means.
Thus adhering to the motto Pro Bono Publico, Latin for For the Public Good.
Please join us in congratulating Joy on her extraordinary achievement.
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Check out the link below for all you need to know about jury service!
courts.justice.nsw.gov.au What happens during jury service
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Another awesome testimonial to one of our star solicitors! #WeLoveLaw #NSW #PropertyLaw
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You don't need to be a primary caregiver to get a carer's visa?!
Our migration and immigration specialist, Pady recently ran the matter of Bader v Minister for Immigration (2018) FCCA 485 before Judge Driver at the Federal Circuit Court, obtaining an exceptionally successful outcome for our client!
Have a read of the article featured on Migration Alliance Australia and please don't hesitate to call us now for a confidential discussion about your migration or immigration matter.
migrationalliance.com.au Life is full of surprises! As well as unexpected twists and turns! And surprising outcomes! So why should migration cases be any different? Well, they’re not! Strange, unusual and unanticipated things can happen. And cases that might seem problematic, difficult, or “doom...
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Are you disqualified from driving? Some drivers who are disqualified from driving can now ask the Local Court to remove their disqualification. If the court says yes, you can apply for a new licence. Find out how to apply - call us at one of our offices or check out our website for more information: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/factsheets-and-resources/disqualified-from-driving.
You can also order our brochure 'Disqualified from Driving?' here: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/order-a-publication.
For our offices: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/contact-us/legal-aid-nsw-offices
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Crashed your car? Not sure what to do? Stay cool, we can help. For information on claims for damage to your car, in and out of court, pick up a copy of the Legal Aid NSW publication 'Crashed your Car'. It covers how to make a claim, obtain a quote and collect evidence, as well as how to prepare for court and enforce a Court Order.
Read online or order your FREE copy on the Legal Aid NSW website here: http://bit.ly/1GSr2v1 or call Law Access NSW on 1300 888 529.
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If the train disruptions have you considering taking the car tomorrow, or you're hitting the road for a long weekend, don't forget that double demit points apply until midnight Sunday. Drive safely.
Got a swimming pool? Then this is important for you!
Responsibility for administering the swimming pools regulatory scheme has now been transferred from the Office of Local Government to NSW Fair Trading. Information can be accessed on the NSW Fair Trading website at http://bit.ly/2zb7XrI.
NSW Road Safety - NSW GOV
Double demerits start at midnight tonight and continue until 11:59pm on Monday 1 January. Police will target speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and helmet offences.
We all have a part to play in reducing the road toll. #TowardsZero
More info: http://bit.ly/1OJvyjU
Westside Legal would like to wish you all a happy, safe and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
We will be operating through the entire Christmas break so please do not hesitate to contact us if required.
Congratulations to our solicitor, Joy Jadeja for her recent feature in the Indian Link!
Need legal advice? Don’t hesitate to contact Joy on 0404 577 655 to arrange a free initial consultation at a time and place convenient to you.
Do You Have A Will ?
There is a lot more to it then simply writing it down on paper, you must ensure that:
1. The Will is properly drawn up, signed and witnessed.
2. All your wishes are expressed in the best possible way.
3. Understand the role of the executor and trustee and make sure you choose an appropriate one.
4. Get advice on tax planning and how to ensure your not hit by capital gains tax.
5. Get advice on the best way to arrange your estate
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Westside Legal would like to congratulate our solicitor Ms Joy Jadeja who was last night nominated for the NSW Law Society Presidents Award at the 2017 Law and Justice Foundations Awards Night.
Joy was one of four solicitors nominated from over 30,000 solicitors who take up work for the Law Society across the state.
She has been recognised for her exceptional litigation skill, professionalism and her tireless dedication to advance the fairness and equity of the justice system, and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people.
Stay safe this long weekend and don't forget, double demerits!
NSW Police are reminding road users that officers will be out in force as Operation Slow Down continues.
Operation Slow Down, the State’s Labour Day weekend road safety campaign, started at 12.01am on Friday 29 September 2017, and will continue until 11.59pm on Monday 2 October 2017.
Double demerits will be in place over the entire long-weekend for all speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt and motorcycle-helmet offences.
There will be more police on roads targeting drivers for dangerous behaviours that have lead to loss of life on our roads, including; speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use, and not wearing seatbelts.
Acting Assistant Commissioner David Driver of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said during Operation Slow Down we have lost five lives in NSW already; two of which were on private property.
“People need to choose their ride wisely. We don't want you in the back of an ambulance, police car or hearse but sadly all of these vehicles have been used this weekend. You have no right to choose someone else’s ride for them,” he said.
“It only takes a moment from picking up your mobile phone whilst driving, to being involved in a crash where someone is seriously injured or killed. You have an obligation to every other road user to not put them at risk and that includes not driving if you are tired."
"Five lives is five too many and a tragedy; you owe it to your daughter, your son, your father, mother or your friend to get to your destination safely.” Acting Assistant Commissioner Driver said.
Some examples of behaviour putting lives at risk during the operation, include;
- Just after 1am on Friday (29 September 2017), a 43-year-old man was allegedly caught speeding at 102km/h in an 80km/h zone on the Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls. After returning a positive breath test, he was arrested and taken to Katoomba Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.087. The man will be issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol and exceed speed. His license was also suspended.
- About 1.25am on Friday (29 September 2017), a 38-year-old woman from Mudgee was stopped on Meares Street, Mudgee where she returned a positive breath test. The woman was arrested and taken to Mudgee Police Station where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.216. Her eight-year-old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle. She will be issued a Future Court Attendance Notice at a later date.
- About 5pm on Friday (29 September 2017), an 18-year-old man was allegedly caught speeding at 89km/h in a" 70km/h zone on the Great Western Highway, Lawson. He was issued an infringement for speeding, no ‘P’ plates and negligent driving. About 5.20pm on Saturday (29 September 2017), the same 18-year-old man was allegedly caught speeding at 110km/h in an 80km/h on the Great Western Highway, Faulconbridge. He was issued another infringement for speeding and no ‘P’ plates. A report is anticipated to be submitted to Roads & Maritime NSW for driving privileges to be removed.
- About 6.40pm on Friday (29 September 2017), a 19-year-old man was allegedly caught speeding at 130km/h in a 50km/h zone on The Trongate in Granville. He was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for driving at speed dangerous and exceed speed. He had his driver’s license and number plates seized and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday 7 November 2017.
The long weekend road toll in NSW currently stands at three, including two people in a car at Morisset, a man struck by a truck at Mullengandra. Two people who were killed in a single-vehicle crash on a private property near Booroorban are not included in the official road trauma figures.
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From 20 November 2017, new rules will take effect in relation to learner and provisional one and two drivers. The following changes will effect how you progress from Learners Licence to Full Licence:
Learner drivers will have to pass a Hazard Perception test before progressing to their provisional one licence;
Provisional one drivers will no longer have to pass the Hazard Perception test to progress to Provisional two licence. However, you must pass the Hazard Perception Test before you are issued with your provisional one licence, and must hold your provisional one licence for at least 12 months, then you can apply for your provisional two licence without taking a test;
Provisional two drivers will no longer need to pass the Driver Qualification Test to progress to an unrestricted licence; and
Each time a Provisional two driver receives a suspended driver’s licence they will gain a six months increase (each time) which means, they will remain on their Provisional 2 licence.
Please note: the above rules will ONLY apply to individuals who receive their learner licence AFTER 20 November 2017. If you have obtained your licence prior to this date, the current driver scheme will remain effective.
For further information please click the dollowing link:
The abovementioned changes, to the licencing scheme for learner, provisional one and two licence holders, are being introduced to reduce serious injuries, deaths on the road and to better prepare drivers for ‘real-world’ road hazards.
Do you have a legal or property/conveyancing matter ?
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Great news for first home buyers in NSW!
nsw.gov.au NSW first home buyers will have access to stamp duty exemptions and discounts and first home owner grants for new homes. Foreign investors will pay higher surcharges.
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When relationships break down and people start talking about going to court they generally mean the Family Courts. When it comes to the kids, the Courts help to make decisions when parents can't agree. These decisions are called parenting orders. The Courts always decide what parenting orders to make on the basis of what is in the best interests of the child. Check out who's who in the Family Court by clicking on this interactive photo on the Best For Kids website http://bit.ly/1NBUxGL.
Police conducting random roadside testing of drivers for drugs has become common practice in NSW. Check out our brochure 'Drugs, Driving and You' for information about what to do and how Legal Aid NSW can help you if you have been charged with a drug-related driving offence. http://bit.ly/2a9s1Us. You can order a copy on our website here: http://bit.ly/ToX41f
Round of apaws to the Department of Justice NSW for introducing Hugo, a cavoodle therapy dog, at Manly Local Court this week. Hugo will assist victims and reduce the stress and anxiety of appearing in court.
Double demerits from today until Monday, 17 April 2017!
Get caught speeding, illlegally using your mobile phone, not using a seatbelt or helmet this holiday period, and you’ll face double the consequences. Double demerits are in force Thursday 13 April to Monday 17 April inclusive - so think twice. #TowardsZero See more at http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/double-demerits.html
A New Era: Improve the way you live. Strata laws have been modernised for today and beyond.
Need expert advice on your matter ? Call us today.
See how the new laws affect you at www.stratalaws.nsw.gov.au
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DONT FORGET - NEW RULES TOMORROW!
From 1 December 2016, P2 licence holders (green p plates) must not use any function of a mobile phone while driving or riding, or when stationary but not parked. This includes phones in the hands-free mode, with the loudspeaker operating or sending text messages.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/2a7oAul
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The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act commenced in NSW in 1979. The Act aims to prevent cruelty to animals, and to promote the welfare of animals by requiring a person in charge of an animal to provide care for the animal, to treat the animal in a humane manner, and to ensure the welfare of the animal.
If you suspect a friend, family member or neighbour of cruelty to an animal, don't hesitate to report your concerns to an enforcement agency such as the RSPCA. A cruelty case can be reported via RSPCA's website at https://www.rspcansw.org.au/contact/report-a-cruelty-case.
For emergencies please call RSPCA NSW on either:
1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 358)
02 9770 7555
or your local police immediately.
au.news.yahoo.com Of the 14 cats all but one were found dead in the putrid property that had faeces and rubbish in every room.
With the changes coming from 1 December 2016 to the restrictions for provisional licence holders see how you will be affected by clicking the link below.
roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au Changes to help keep L and P plate drivers saferChanges to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers will better prepare them for real-world road hazards to reduce serious injuries and deaths on the road. P2 driversFrom 1 December 2016:P2 licence holders must not use any functi...