The Year of the Monkey started on 8 February 2016, and our team of personal injury lawyers in Sydney’s CBD have been wowed by a display of lunar lanterns in Martin Place this week.

One of the great joys of working in Sydney is that something new and exciting is happening every week.  This week has been no exception, as Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival has transformed some of the most popular parts of the city with exotic eastern decorations and entertainment.

The hub of Sydney’s CBD and home of Stacks Goudkamp’s Sydney office, Martin Place, has been adorned with red lunar lanterns and an Ox constructed of illuminated Mahjong tiles.  The celebrations have stretched across the city, from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge glowing red, to Lunar Markets at Pyrmont and Dragon Boat Racing at Cockle Bay. Events have also taken place across the suburbs and will continue this weekend in Chatswood, Parramatta, Cabramatta, Eastwood and Strathfield.

Under Chinese traditions we are encouraged to spring clean to begin the Year of the Monkey with a fresh start, and wear bright, happy colours and particularly red.  Of course, if you have had the misfortune of being injured in a recent accident, we would encourage you not to ‘monkey around’ with your claim and instead get Stacks Goudkamp on your side so that we can bring you a prosperous resolution to your compensation claim. Happy New Year!

Written by Victoria Roy.

Victoria Roy is an Associate in Tom Goudkamp and Ruth Hudson’s Practice Group.  Victoria primarily represents clients who have been injured overseas in Stacks Goudkamp’s Travel Law department.  Her current practice includes cases involving accidents in China and South East Asia.