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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

Family Law

Lottery Winnings & Property Settlements - Who gets the winnings?

If you win a lottery, are the lottery winnings an asset that the Family Court should adjust between you and your spouse post separation? The answer is generally “yes”... In the 1995 case of Zyk & Zyk the Full Court reviewed the way that lottery wins were presided upon by the Court. Prior to this case lottery winnings w...

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Doing a deal with your ex-spouse has just been made a whole lot more taxing

On 30 July 2014, Taxation Ruling 2014/5 came into effect. This ruling has important tax implications for the shareholders of private companies who receive a payment of money or the transfer of property from such companies in accordance with Family Law Court Orders under the Family Law Act. Prior to this Ruling, it had been argued that ...

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Can I change my child's surname after separation?

The naming your child is a fundamental right that has been recognised by the United Nations. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child states a 'child shall be entitled from birth to a name and nationality'. It was stated by the Family Court in the case of Chapman v Palmer that an adult may use any name by using of such name and ...

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Legal Recognition of Same Sex Couples

Same Sex Relationships - Children & Surrogacy Family Law Issues In 1999, the Government amended the Property (Relationships) Act NSW to include same sex relationships within the definition of “de facto relationships”. This encompasses everyone in the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). Following t...

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Property Settlements: Value of Assets & Debts - What is the relevant date?

The first step in a property settlement (marriage or de facto) is to compile an accurate list of the assets and debts, including values. Sometimes people have been separated for a long time before they do anything about a property settlement. The current value of the assets/debts may be considerably different to the value at separatio...

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