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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

Can the police deregister and confiscate your car? What does the law say?

Newcastle Police and Traffic Highway Command announced on 16 April 2015 that it was targeting "hoons" in the Newcastle area with Newcastle Commander, John Gralton stating Police "will consider the confiscation of vehicles and any necessary action for people that repeatedly break the road rules". According to Police, places...

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Can a child be sentenced and tried as an adult?

The recent horrifying news story (Newcastle Herald) about a local father who was set upon by a gang of youths whilst trying to protect his daughter in Charlestown has motivated us to write this article. When the news story broke, hundreds of furious people responded across social media and demanded the youths involved in the attack be tri...

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New Alcohol Interlock Laws Commencing 1 February 2015

Introduction An alcohol interlock is an electronic breath-testing device connected to the ignition of a vehicle. To start the vehicle, the driver must pass a breath sample that the interlock analyses for the presence of alcohol before the vehicle will start. Randomly timed breath tests must also be passed during a journey. Since Septe...

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What is a habitual traffic offender declaration and can it be overturned

If you have been convicted of three or more serious driving offences in the last five years, you may have been declared a Habitual Traffic Offender by the court or the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS, formerly known as the RTA). If you have been declared a Habitual Traffic Offender by the court or RMS, this will result in an additional f...

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Traffic Law - Common Offences and Penalties

A List of Traffic Law Common Offences & Penalties - NSW Traffic Law in NSW is a complex and an extensive system of Rules and Regulations. It is not uncommon for an individual charged with an offence under one piece of legislation to be sentenced by a penalty prescribed under different legislation. A summary of the most common offences...

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