The ‘Long arm’ of Law Week 2010 in NSW

The ‘long arm of the law’ will ‘wave’ during Law Week 2010 celebrations from 17-22 May, with hundreds of events being held in suburbs, towns and regions across NSW. Mr. Bill Grace, President of the Far North Coast Law Society, said “Law Week is an annual event that aims to promote greater understanding within the […]

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NSW Oldest Magistrate Retires

Nicholas Reimer, well-known Lismore magistrate, has retired after almost 20 years on the bench. The oldest Magistrate to serve in NSW, Magistrate Reimer was the first to take advantage of the change to the Magistrates retirement age from 65 to 72 – an amendment that Magistrate Reimer himself campaigned for in 2003. Mr Reimer said […]

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbours?

Conflicts over borders, boundaries and defining territory have been around since time immemorial. Enter the Great Wall of China at almost nine thousand kilometers long. It stands as testament to an empire’s determination to protect their territory from neighbouring threats. Today, the issue of a boundary fence is often contentious between neighbours. But surely, common […]

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Bully By Name

Dear Sir As you have recently reported, bullying in the schoolyard is only a fraction of a very large problem. This form of discrimination is increasingly prevalent in today’s workplaces. The ‘Beyond Bullying’ Association estimates that up to 2 million working Australians will encounter ‘bullying’ in some form in their workplace. Local solicitors are seeing […]

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Lawyers tee-off for Charity

In a bid to raise funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (‘Aspect’), more than 60 Far North Coast Law Society solicitors and their colleagues ‘tee’d-off’ for a Charity Golf Day at Lismore Golf Course. One of many fundraisers supported by the Society, the Golf Day raised $1,000 for the local charity which is a lifeline for […]

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Shhh! Pretend you’re not here

The NSW Office of Fair Trading has released a list of the most common complaints received from residents of strata communities. Not surprisingly, keeping pets without permission is the third most complained about issue. If keeping your pet is an important consideration for you, it is very important to make these enquiries before you enter […]

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What if your pet outlives you?

Responsible pet owners should consider what might happen to their pets in the event that they die. This situation can become especially stressful for the older generation with close companion pets. There are sensible steps you can take. The issue of your pet’s welfare needs to be addressed in your will – clearly stating your […]

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On the Ball

Lismore Base Hospital is now more than $5,500 closer to a PET/CT scanner which will aid thousands of North Coast residents in the early detection of cancer. The Far North Coast Law Society (‘FNCLS’) has donated these funds together with a further $5,000 to the MNDA – a non profit organisation caring for families coping […]

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Law Week

This week our region joins the rest of the nation in recognizing ‘Law Week’, an annual event designed to demystify the many areas of the legal system. The theme for Law Week in New South Wales is ‘Law and Your Community’ focusing on promoting public understanding of the law as well as raising awareness in […]

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Love with Your Heart (Think with your Head!)

Breast augmentation is a controversial issue with its share of supporters and detractors.. but the bottom line is, love can make you do crazy things. A local North Coast Law firm recently handled the intriguing case of an aggrieved boyfriend seeking reimbursement for his girlfriend’s recently ‘enlarged’ assets. Having agreed to fund the breast augmentation […]

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