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Claire Ross

Phone: 02 4904 8083

Email: cross@turnbullhill.com.au

Claire commenced work with Turnbull Hill Lawyers as a graduate in January 2009 after attending the University of Newcastle.

Claire works in Commercial Debt Recovery, General Commercial and Equity Litigation, Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy and Industrial Relations and Employment Law. She has been involved in proceedings over a range of jurisdictions including the Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Magistrate's Court, Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal and Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

Claire is committed to best practice principles and prides herself on taking a commercially sensible and practical approach to legal service delivery. She regularly identifies and analyses client needs and provides innovative legal solutions in an efficient and timely manner.

Claire's interests outside work include playing sport and spending time with her family and friends.

Specialisations

Business and Corporate Law
Commercial Litigation

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Business (majoring in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management)
Diploma of Legal Practice

Publications

Criminal

Police Powers to Search You, Your Car or Your Home

The following is a summary of police powers under the Law Enforcement (Power and Responsibilities) Act 2002 which governs police powers in executing searches of persons, their motor vehicles and their homes. The term "reasonable suspicion" is noted throughout the Law Enforcement (Power and Responsibilities) Act. The term "r...

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Carrying Bicycles & Motor Vehicles

During the holiday periods couples and families often enjoy travelling with their bicycles for fitness and/or enjoyment. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the strict requirements which have been placed on drivers when carrying a bicycle externally mounted to a motor vehicle. One of the most common methods of transporting bicycles i...

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Lane Filtering Legalised for Motorcyclists From 1 July 2014

On 25 February 2014, Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay released a media statement confirming that from 1 July 2014 fully licensed motorcycle riders will be permitted to lane filter in an attempt to ease traffic congestion and improve safety for motorcyclists. Lane filtering is the practise whereby motorcyclists are allowed to filte...

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Proposed New Laws Relating to Alcohol Related Violence

NSW Parliament is considering introducing new offences and penalties following public discontent over sentences associated one punch assaults which resulted in the death of the victim (otherwise known as "king hits", "sucker punches" or "coward punches"). On 21 January 2014 Premier Barry O'Farrell propose...

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Driving Under the Influence of Illicit Drugs (DUI)

It is an offence under the Road Transport Act 2013 to drive a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of an illicit drug. Drivers may be subject to a random roadside analysis for the testing of the following: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active component of cannabis; Methylamphetamine (‘ice’, ‘speed...

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