Established in 2006, Anderson Boemi Lawyers is a growing modern legal firm with extensive experience in providing legal services to residents in Sydney’s Hills District and wider New South Wales. The Hills District is comprised of many local communities, from Parramatta to Hornsby, including Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Kenthurst, Cherrybrook, Bella Vista, Thornleigh & Berowra. Marissa Boemi and Warwick Anderson, the firm’s Principal’s, have years of practice management experience and have built the practice with a strong client-focus and by forming close relationships with their clients and the community. The firm’s clients include businesses both large and small, families, individuals and investors both within Australia and internationally. In addition to our own expertise we have a reliable network of other experts who provide further assistance and advice to our clients when necessary.
Are you aware that there are an estimated 260,000 illegal firearms on Australian streets? This calculates to roughly one prohibited firearm to every 100 Australians.
If you or someone you know is found in possession of an unregistered firearm, you are in jeopardy of receiving a fine of up to $280,000 and 14 years in prison. If you are in possession of an unregistered firearm, perhaps you are wondering how you can dispose of it without any repercussions.
The Australian Government is running the Australia National Firearms Amnesty from 1 July to 30 September 2017. This means if you are in possession of an unregistered firearm you may be able to do the following:
- Register your illegal firearm;
- Sell it during the amnesty (with no questions asked); or
- Hand in the illegal firearm at an approved location (with no questions asked).
What is an unregistered firearm?
Any category of unregistered firearms can be handed in during the amnesty. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Firearms distributed through deceased estates;
- Firearms possessed by individuals without appropriate licence;
- Firearms found on rural properties; and
- Grey market firearms.
What items are covered by the amnesty?
If you are in possession of an item that does not appear on the list below you can contact your State or Territory firearms registry, however no personal details will be required. The following items can be handed in for sale, registration or destruction:
- Sounds Suppressors;
- Firearm parts; and
- Any illegal firearms.
Where can I hand in unregistered firearms?
If you do want to hand in your unregistered firearm, click on the link below to find your ‘local drop off point’:
Where can I go for further information?
If you have further questions about amnesty arrangements in your state or territory, you can call 1800 909 826 to be put through to your state or territory firearms registry.
Following on from our success winning the Professional Services category in the 2016 Hills Business Awards, Anderson Boemi Lawyers have gone to the next level taking out the Professional Services Category in the National Small Business Awards.
In a gala ceremony at Sydney’s Westin Hotel, our team’s hard work and dedication was officially recognised with a first place award.
At ABL we understand that legal problems cause significant stress and often financial difficulties for people and we are serious about providing practical legal solutions that enable our client’s to address their legal problems as effectively as possible so they can get on with their day to day life as soon as possible.
We are also excited to announce that our recruitment drive has been successful and over the next few weeks our team will be joined by experienced Solicitors, allowing us to continue to provide real solutions to your legal problems.
Our “real people… real solutions” motto is at the core of everything we do at ABL and with the addition of our new team members we will be able to provide more experienced support to out clients.
Thank you for all your ongoing support and remember, if you have any legal problems, come and speak with one of our experienced staff who will provide you will real solutions.
CHRISTMAS TIME DEALING WITH A RELATIONSHIP BREAKDOWN
When you find yourself alone at this time of year dealing with a relationship breakdown it is difficult to imagine a light at the end of the tunnel.
A first Christmas with your kids by yourself or perhaps a first Christmas on your own as your children are with your ex-partner are no doubt daunting thoughts.
Here are a few tips to help you get through this time:
. Stay off your mobile phone if you have over indulged. Don’t go sending messages that you will regret later.
. If you have a hand over for your children on Christmas Day try and have someone with you if you can or at least someone nearby on the phone that you can call.
You may find it difficult to be alone in the car by yourself afterwards. Someone to talk to can help.
. If you had a special tradition you used to do on certain days try and start a new tradition. This is the time to make new memories.
. Avoid bad mouthing your ex, especially in front of your children. Kids need to remember these holidays as being happy.
They are probably confused also and hurting just as much as you are.
. If you do find yourself alone, have a plan. Somewhere to go… be it the beach, a friends’ house, even the movies. Keep occupied.
Every minute you are busy is another minute gone and every minute gone is a step forward.
Good luck and Merry Christmas.
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