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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

Wills

A Will is NOT "One Size Fits All"

When it comes to something as important as your Will, you need to have a Will that is customised and "tailored to fit" you and your individual circumstances. It's often said that your Will is like shoes and clothes… one size DOES NOT fit all! Personal circumstances vary greatly from one person to the next. If you don&...

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Estrangement: What does it mean in the law of succession in New South Wales?

Estrangement has been described as “the condition which results from the attitudes or conduct of one or both parties” (Andrews v Andrews [2011] NSWSC 115). On some occasions in claims for family provision, the condition of estrangement comes before the Courts for determination as a result of the failure of a testator to make prope...

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Company Power of Attorney

Consider this situation... You are the sole shareholder and officer of the company that is your primary business vehicle.    You have a Will and it is all up-to-date so when you die you should be protected – right? As you understand it your shares in the company will pass under the terms of your Will to your nomin...

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Who is included in a gift to your "children" in your Will?

It is common for parents to make provision for their children in their Wills as a group.  For example, the Will might be worded: “I give the whole of my estate to my children who survive me, and if more than one, in equal shares”. Such a gift is known as a “class gift”.  The advantage of a class gift ...

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What if I don't want my children to receive a share of my estate until they reach a certain age?

This is a particularly complex area of Will drafting. Certain wording can mean your children receive an “expectant share” in your estate when you die, but only take “possession” of that share when they reach the stipulated age.  For example, the following clause will work in that way: “I give my estate to su...

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