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AusLSA 2012The community values and family-based principles of E.R. Stack, who founded Stacks/The Law Firm in 1931, endure today. We want to do more than just provide legal services to clients. Individual Stacks the Law Firm offices, and a number of lawyers in the group, are involved in their local communities, providing education sponsorships, pro bono work, supporting fundraising projects, and volunteering their time for various local initiatives. Made up of friendly and approachable people from country origins, we believe in getting involved.

As responsible members of our local communities, Stacks/The Law Firm acknowledges a responsibility to the environment and is actively working towards identifying, promoting and implementing sustainable practices across our group. We are a progressive organisation that recognises the challenges faced by businesses and we are committed to leading our local communities in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. Stacks/The Law Firm is partnering with the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) that has developed best practice sustainability guidelines specifically for the legal sector to assist firms achieve measurable goals in reducing their environmental impact. Watch this space!

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21/01/2014 |
  Victim Compensation - Bad news and good news
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
The NSW State Government has made sweeping changes to compensation for Victims of Crime.  The bad news is that for most victims that compensation will be very modest  regardless of what type of injury has been sustained.  Th...
5/07/2013 |
  Changes to Motor Accidents Compensation to devastate clients
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
I have already had the very unfortunate task of assisting clients to deal with the devastating effect of the draconian and harsh changes made to the NSW Workers Compensation system and now the NSW Victims Compensation scheme.  The...
19/03/2013 |
  Estate Planning Seminar
Tony Mitchell -
 In The Community
In March, Tony presented a paper entitled Developments in Modern Estate Planning to a packed house at the Sanctury Cove Yacht Club at Hope Island on the Gold Coast. The seminar was attended by local business people and retirees, w...
18/05/2012 |
  President of Regional Law Society
Digby Dunn -
 In The Community
Digby is now the President of the Mid North Coast Law Society
1/05/2012 |
  AMP Financial Planning - Solicitors Panel
Tony Mitchell -
 In The Community
In May, Tony Mitchell was appointed to the Panel of Estate Planning Solicitors by AMP Financial Planning.
26/03/2012 |
  Mark Flynn & Associates Solicitor and Lawyers Ballina
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
We have been contacted by a number of clients of well-known local Ballina solicitor Mark Flynn who we understand has had his practising certificate suspended by order of the Council of the Law Society of New South Wales.  Mark Fly...
20/02/2012 |
  Sunnybrand and Inghams Chickens
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
In a devastating blow to the region a large local employer Sunnybrand Chickens in Byron Bay has recently laid off over 80 employees shortly following the purchase of that business by industry giant Inghams Chickens. A number of...
30/11/2011 |
  Red Cross Blood Drive
Gabrielle Watts -
 In The Community
As part of a Red Cross and YMCA initiative I am going to be donating blood today and voting for Forster YMCA as the gym with the best and most generous members! GO FORSTER!!!
30/11/2011 |
  ABA Counselling Volunteer
Rebecca Chandler -
 In The Community
Rebecca is an active member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and is about to embark on a one year training course to become a volunteer counsellor for the Australian Breastfeeding Association's counselling hotline 1800 ...
28/11/2011 |
  "The Pressure is On"
Merrill Phillips -
 In The Community
With Christmas just around the corner and the exemption from Stamp Duty for First Home Purchasers on existng homes being cancelled on 31 December, 2011, the pressure is on.   At Stacks Taree, we are experiencing an influx of cli...
18/11/2011 |
  Tony Mitchell becomes a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Tony Mitchell -
 In The Community
Following almost 30 years service and experience as a director of priviate, public and not for profit companies, Tony Mitchell recently became a member of the Australian Institute of Copmpany Directors. This membership recognises ...
9/11/2011 |
  Supporting small business
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
Stacks/The Law Firm Ballina was very proud to be awarded the "Professional Services" Award at the recent gala dinner put on for 400 business men and women by the Ballina Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We subsequently receive...
30/10/2011 |
  Sailing
Digby Dunn -
 In The Community
I have recently returned to sailing and am now racing a Hobie 16 every Sunday on Wallis Lake with a great bunch of people at our local sailing club.  For my sins, I have now been made Secretary of the Great Lakes Sailing Club.
29/10/2011 |
  Winner of 'Best Professional Services" Ballina Business Awards
Nathan Luke -
 In The Community
We were delighted to win this award at the annual 2011 dinner
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