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Kathleen Curry

Public Affairs Director
T: 02 9478 1004
M: 0429 011 690
curryk@nswfarmers.org.au

Farmers Legal Advice Service Hub

At NSW Farmers, we like our members to have access to the best advice and best services available.

That’s why NSW Farmers provides members with its free FARMERS LEGAL ADVICE SERVICE HUB (FLASH)*.

FLASH gives members access to a range of law firms, handpicked by the Association, allowing them to seek legal advice about matters affecting their farming enterprise. Once an enquiry is submitted using FLASH, one of the law firms on FLASH’s panel of solicitors will provide our members with an initial free consultation of up to 20 minutes or an emailed response to their enquiry.

NSW Farmers has assembled a panel of high quality, professional service law firms for FLASH, competent in providing advice and support for a breadth of legal matters.

By accepting the terms below and clicking on the link to proceed, members of NSW Farmers will be able to access FLASH, submit their enquiry and receive a reply to their legal enquiry within 3 – 5 days. NSW Farmers will connect its members with a firm and a solicitor, capable of handling their matter from beginning to end.

*Users should make themselves familiar with the terms of use and the terms below in deciding whether FLASH is right for them. Any work specifically requested by you for the law firm to undertake (outside of the initial consultation) may be subject to fees and a formal cost agreement.


Disclaimer

Whilst the NSW Farmers' Association and the NSW Farmers (Industrial) Association, its related entities  and its directors, officers, employees and paid agents (collectively “the Association”) make every attempt to  update and keep the information contained on this website up to date and accurate, the content of the Association's website is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. The Association does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) or the introduction by the Association to any person providing information or advice (or the use of such information or advice provided by or through that introduction or person) which is provided on this website or incorporated into it by reference.

The information on the Association's website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. The information contained in the Association's website is not to be displayed except in full screen format. No liability is accepted for any information or services that may appear in any other format. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites.

The Association cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information or advice provided by third parties linked to this site or through services accessed through the Association or its website or other advertising material. The Association accepts no responsibility for any information or legal advice derived from any linked sites or the provision of advice or services from third parties.

Any legal enquiries submitted by persons on or though the following pages of the Associations website shall be read and vetted by the Association to ensure quality in service delivery. Upon vetting the enquiry, the Association shall review the submitter’s preference of legal provider and the nature of the enquiry.  The Association shall thereafter, at its discretion and where all appropriate fields of enquiry have been completed, forward enquiries to an independent law firm on its chosen panel of solicitors for a period of free* further advice.

If you wish to use this service, you agree and acknowledge that you waive any and all claims against the NSW Farmers' Association and the NSW Farmers (Industrial) Association, its related entities  and its directors, officers, employees and paid agents (collectively “the Association”) and will not join the Association in any legal proceedings in any jurisdiction.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Member Services centre on 1300 794 000 between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

FREE*

An initial consultation of up to 20 minutes shall be provided by a representative from one of the chosen law firms on the panel of solicitors, as amended from time to time. The chosen law firm shall attempt to provide a response within 3 working days from the date the enquiry is received by them, however, if the matter is complex or difficult a further five working days may be required to respond in detail or escalate the query further.

At the law firms discretion, the chosen law firm providing the relevant advice, may choose to provide the advice by means of email communication, a telephone discussion or, face-to-face conference, where circumstances dictate. Any work specifically requested by you for the law firm to undertake (outside of the conditions stated above) shall not be included or considered as part of the initial consultation of up to 20 minutes.

Any work specifically requested by you for the law firm to undertake (outside of the conditions stated above) may be subject to fees and a formal cost agreement. You shall be required to enter into any agreement with the law firm directly and agree to accept the terms and conditions of their agreement, as negotiated by you at the time of entering into any such agreement with them.

By using this service you agree that any information (including personal information) submitted to the Association for the purposes dealing with your enquiry shall be recorded and kept by the Association for internal purposes.  Any information provided by you to the Association through your participation in this service shall also be forward to the law firm undertaking to deal with your enquiry. You further acknowledge and provide your express consent that any information collected either by the Association or the law firm dealing with your enquiry (whether submitted through this site or during the handling of your matter by the chosen law firm) may be shared between the Association and that law firm and used in accordance with the Association’s privacy policy. Such information will include, but is not limited to, your name, address, NSW Farmers Member number, email address, telephone number, the category of enquiries/category of law your enquiry falls within, your location (state or territory), your gender, the details/facts of your enquiry, whether your enquiry was resolved via email, telephone or face to face meetings and whether further work is required on your enquiry. You expressly agree that the Association may contact you, using any information available to it under this clause, regarding the resolution of your enquiry and/or your experience with using the service and/or for reasons as set out in its Privacy Policy.

A copy of the Association’s Policy may be found on the Association’s website.

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