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COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020

By |2020-03-26T23:51:59+00:00March 26th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

On 25 March 2020, the NSW Government introduced an emergency Bill to Parliament consisting of amendments to existing laws in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This bill comprises the following amendments: Court Procedures The bill amends the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, enabling a judge to order that a relevant witness can pre-record their evidence before the trial. The bill expands scope for judge-only [...]

Are you aware of your legal obligations to employees that are working from home?

By |2020-03-25T23:24:40+00:00March 25th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

As a business owner you have always had rules and regulations to abide by. Today though and into the foreseeable future these will need to be adapted to keep up with the current environment we all find ourselves in.   The most recent development as a business owner is to keep your business afloat and to implement measures for your team to be able to work [...]

Opportunity in Uncertain Times

By |2020-03-20T03:15:40+00:00March 20th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

"In the midst of chaos there is also opportunity" Sun Tzu Opportunity need not arise at the expense of anyone else.  The opportunity is here now for you to ensure that you protect your business, allowing you to continue when the consequence of COVID-19 passes, which it will.  We are all tiring of hearing we are facing unprecedented times and not knowing what lies ahead.  [...]

Urgent Alert | COVID-19

By |2020-03-19T01:58:38+00:00March 19th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

We wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we are here to support you at this time. Our legal offices remain open and we are adhering to and following all hygiene procedures within all of our offices. For those of our clients that would prefer to liaise with us via telephone or FaceTime we advise that we are equipped to do so. [...]

Settling Your Property Matters – Differences Between Consent Orders and BFA

By |2020-03-18T02:09:55+00:00March 13th, 2020|FAMILY LAW|

Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements (BFA) are the two ways of documenting an agreement reached by you and your former partner about the division of your property and assets after separation.  They are the only methods that are legally binding and enforceable. Consent Orders Consent Orders are the most common way of formalizing an agreement reached between you and your former partner following the [...]

What Are My Obligations As An Employer Concerning The Coronavirus?

By |2020-03-13T00:41:01+00:00March 13th, 2020|LEGAL NEWS|

As an employer, you have obligations under the Workplace Health & Safety legislation to protect yourself and others. In light of the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, SafeWork NSW has provided the following advice to businesses: Review your infection control policies and procedures; Develop and implement safe systems of work that include directions and advice provided by our health authorities; and Monitor and read updates on [...]

Drink Driving and Drug Driving Offences In NSW – What Are The Defences?

By |2020-02-28T05:12:25+00:00February 28th, 2020|CRIMINAL LAW|

Laws for ‘Driving under the influence’ in New South Wales are becoming more complex for drivers, as the NSW government tries to deter people operating vehicles in an unfit state. The Road Transport Act 2013 lays down the offences and penalties for ‘Driving under the Influence’. What is Drink Driving and Drug Driving?   A person driving a motor vehicle over the allowed threshold amount [...]

Duty of Disclosure in Family Law

By |2020-02-14T02:58:51+00:00February 14th, 2020|FAMILY LAW|

The Duty of Disclosure refers to the obligation on all parties to a family law dispute to disclose any information that is relevant to the issues in the case.  This includes disclosing information and documents that the other party may not know about. Disclosure in property matters Full and Frank disclosure of each parties’ financial circumstances, including all assets & liabilities and all financial & [...]

Jury Duty – What is it and how do you get selected?

By |2020-02-28T03:01:06+00:00February 7th, 2020|CRIMINAL LAW|

A jury is a group of people who listen to the facts and evidence of a case and apply the law (as directed by a Judge) to reach a verdict.  Most commonly, juries are used in criminal trials but occasionally they will be used in civil matters, such as defamation cases. Jurors are randomly selected from within the community to ensure that legal verdicts are [...]

Incorporation of Woodward Wickes Wicken Lawyers

By |2019-05-22T04:55:58+00:00February 28th, 2019|LEGAL NEWS|

We are delighted to formally announce the incorporation of Woodward Wickes Wicken Lawyers into our growing practice. Nic Wicken, Principal of Woodward Wickes Wicken, has joined our WMD Law Team. Nic has extensive experience in Property, Business, Family Law and Litigation as well as Wills and Estate Planning. Nic will continue to service clients in Sutherland Shire and surrounding regions. About Nic Wicken Nic [...]