Lavinia Simpson's Admission as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW
On 3 July 2015, one of Lamrocks Solicitor's Law Clerks, Lavinia Simpson, was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW. Lavinia has been a part of the Lamrocks team since August 2014, and has gained experience in Conveyancing, Wills and Estates and Family Law.
Lavinia will continue to be a member of the Lamrocks Family Law team in her role as a solicitor. Lavinia is excited to continue working in Lamrocks' Family Law team. She is looking forward to using her academic qualifications of psychology and law in helping Lamrocks' clients resolve the difficulties involved with family break up including the division of the family property and custody of the children.
Lamrocks Supports Penrith Relay for Life 2015
Lamrocks Solicitors was proud to support the 2015 Cancer Council Relay for Life held at the Howell Oval in Penrith on the 16th and 17th of May. Staff and friends attended on the day and participated in the Penrith community's event to recognise those who have survived cancer, honour those we have lost, celebrate those who are carers and to fund further research. Our team had a great day participating in the walk around the oval and sharing the Cancer Council's vision with the Penrith community.
Staff and friends of Lamrocks had been raising money for this deserving cause leading up to the weekend and, combined with the donations received at our stall on the day, we are proud to announce that we have raised over $4,000.00 in total towards this fantastic and important cause.
We would like to thank everyone who made donations and those who supported us on the day.
NSW Seniors Day
On Monday, 16 March 2015, Brent Jones, Caitlin Meade and Lavinia Simpson attended NSW Seniors Day which was held at the Penrith City Memory Park. NSW Seniors Day the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere.
The campaign was designed to thank, celebrate and recognise seniors for the role they play and the contributions they make to the NSW community.
Every March during NSW Seniors Week, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and much more! We were able to answer many questions on legal and estate planning matters that people had on the day and greatly enjoyed meeting and socialsing with some of the fantastic members of the local Penrith community.
International Women's Day Breakfast
On 9 March 2015, Rachael Abercrombie attended the International Women's Day Breakfast held by the Glenmore Park High School Young Women's Group. The aim of the breakfast was for the Year 11 and Year 12 female students of the school to broaden their outlook by speaking to prominent young women in our community. Rachael discussed with the girls their inspirations, careers, and issues that they consider to be important to young women in Australia today.
On 6 February 2014 Brent Jones attended the first meeting of the GenYQ networking group to rub shoulders with other local business people in the 18-35 years age bracket.
On 18 February 2014 Rachael Abercrombie attended the Penrith Region School to Work Forum. Rachael met with potential employers and school representatives to discuss the transition between high school into paid employment.
On 19 February 2014, Rachael Abercrombie attended the Penrith City Council Consultative Forum exploring School to Work transitions in the greater Penrith area. In attendance were well respected business, education and community leaders and the forum was facilitated by the Federal Member for Lindsay, Fiona Scott in conjunction with the Schools Industry Partnership, a local not-for-profit organisation founded by the Chamber of Commerce to develop partnerships between business and education. The participants shared their views and ideas on how well prepared our young people are for the world of work and How the Penrith community can best work together to support and prepare all young people for successful careers post school.
On 20 February 2014 Daniel McKinnon and Caitlin Torr attended the Penrith Small Business Network monthly meeting. Daniel presented to the network on the traps and pitfalls of buying and selling a business.
On 26 February 2014 Daniel McKinnon and Brent Jones represented Lamrocks in conjunction with the Bank of Queensland Penrith Branch at the Inaugural Tee Up Golf Day as The Coast Golf Course to raise money for Down Syndrome Australia.
On 28 February 2014 Graeme Hockley, Daniel McKinnon and Brent Jones attended the series launch of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Matters Luncheons at Penrith Panthers. Speaking at the function was the state member for Penrith Stuart Ayres who spoke on matters from state politics generally to the proposed airport at Badgery's Creek.
On 6 March 2014 Daniel McKinnon represented Lamrocks and the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Nepean Creative Arts and Performing Arts High School Charter Signing promoting the importance of the transition from education into long term, fruitful employment.
On 4 March 2014 Daniel McKinnon presented a free seminar to residents at St Stephens Retirement Village of Coreen Avenue, Penrith on the importance of having a will and issues surrounding Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship documents.
On 4 March Brent Jones attended the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce Business at Breakfast series launch hosted by the Creative Fringe. Brent met with local business identities to discuss the performance of the business community locally.
On 7 March 2014 Daniel McKinnon and Brent Jones represented Lamrocks in conjunction with Macquarie Accountants at the Annual Luke Priddis Foundation Golf Day, raising money for children with autism.
On 21 March 2014 Daniel McKinnon and Rachael Abercrombie attended Glenmore Park High School to speak with the school's Legal Studies students about their studies and provide insight into a career in the law.
Lamrocks ran an information session for local counsellors in our boardroom on 9 July 2014. Our experienced Family Law Team gave some insight into the operation of the Family Law System and how it may affect their clients'. The session also provided the counsellors with information to assit them in their practice such as compliance with Subpoena issued to the counsellor for information and clinical notes. The session was highly successful with all participants indicating they found it beneficial and will attend future sessions.