‘Four Angels Law’ – New Drink and Drug Driving Offences in NSW

The NSW Parliament has recently passed legislation enacting harsh new penalties for combined drink and drug driving offences. The ‘Four Angels Law’ was tabled by the NSW State Parliament in response to the tragic death of four children (Anthony, Angelina, Sienna Abdulla, and Veronique Sakr) who were killed when a drunk driver mounted the footpath […]

Lesser-known traffic laws you could be breaking

Australian road rules can be confusing because they are legislated on a state and territory basis. While there are many similarities, they are not the same between states and territories. In New South Wales, traffic law, otherwise known as the ‘road rules’ are updated from time to time, and it is important for all road […]

Your rights at work

In Australia, we have a range of legislation that covers the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers to make sure that workplaces are safe and secure and that employment conditions are fair and equitable. Typically, the legislation that governs workplaces is federal legislation – that is it applies to all businesses across the […]

Dealing with Divorce or Separation

Divorce or separation from a long-term partnership is an exceptionally stressful time, particularly when there are children involved. A lot of couples try to work out separation and divorce arrangements on their own, but this can have the impact of further complicating the issues around the financial settlement and custody of the children without providing […]

Making a claim against an estate

The relationships and bonds we forge over a lifetime can get complicated. More people are choosing not to get married, and some choose to have children even though they’re not interested in formally committing to each other. Other people will marry a few times, at various ages and stages of life, and as a result, […]

Introduction: Ted Neaves, Principal Shoalhaven Lawyers

When Shoalhaven Lawyers opened its doors for the first time in 2018, Principal Ted Neaves could never have predicted that less than a year later the practice would find itself representing two innocent fishermen, at the centre of one of the most high-profile drug trials this country has ever seen. Eventually, both brothers were found […]

Australia’s largest cocaine bust: Shoalhaven Lawyers’ clients and South Coast fishermen ‘Not Guilty’

It’s a story with all the hallmarks of a blockbuster movie: An international drug syndicate involving a former rugby player, a Sydney entrepreneur, and a cohort of fishermen from the South Coast and Sydney Fish Markets, all of whom allegedly conspired to bring 2 tonnes of cocaine, worth around $1.4 billion, into Australia. Shoalhaven Lawyers […]