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Franchising Code of Conduct Changes

By |2021-11-17T23:06:24+00:00November 17th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

Recently the Federal Government released their final amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Regulations 2021 (“the Franchising Code”).  These amendments significantly reformed the Franchising Code to improve its fairness and transparency and promote competition and fair trading within the franchising sector. The effect of these amendments is to level the playing field, by placing stricter obligations on [...]

Family Law Courts Merge in New Structural Reform

By |2021-11-17T23:01:30+00:00November 17th, 2021|FAMILY LAW, LEGAL NEWS|

As of 1 September 2021, the separate Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia have merged to become the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA). The fusion of the two courts aims to streamline processes for more efficient resolution of family law disputes and to reduce cost and delay to the parties involved. Navigating the new structure All family law matters will [...]

Considerations for Property Owners – Providing for a right of residency in your Will

By |2021-10-13T00:01:54+00:00October 13th, 2021|ESTATE LAW|

It is often the case when people remarry or when an adult child resides with their parents that there is a need to consider the continuing occupation of a new spouse or child following the passing of the owner of the family home. When the owner of property passes away, the beneficiaries of the will become entitled to the benefit of the property and the [...]

Director Identification Number

By |2021-10-13T00:02:05+00:00October 12th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

Company Directors will soon need to have a Director Identification Number (Director ID). This is being introduced to reduce the possibility of Directors having multiple registrations under different combinations of their given name, date of birth and/or place of birth. Every company in which a Director has been involved will appear on their Director ID. The Director ID requirements apply to companies, incorporated associations and [...]

Abbie McPhillips – Appointment as Associate

By |2021-09-22T06:41:23+00:00September 22nd, 2021|NEWS|

We are pleased to formally announce that Abbie McPhillips has been promoted to Associate of WMD Law. Abbie has been a valued member of our team since joining us at 16 years of age. She was first employed as a legal secretary and then pursed a paralegal role within our team. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the law lead her to continue her studies and [...]

High Court Clarifies Casual Employment

By |2021-09-16T05:45:27+00:00September 16th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

Casual employee classification has been subject of uncertainty for employers and has resulted in considerable litigation over the years where casual employees have claimed that they should receive entitlements as a permanent employee, particularly when the employee worked regular and predicable shifts over a long period of time. On 4 August 2021, the High Court of Australia handed down a landmark decision in WorkPac Pty [...]

Support for Landlords across NSW – the Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund

By |2021-09-16T05:45:32+00:00September 16th, 2021|PROPERTY LAW|

The NSW government has introduced the Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund to provide grants to eligible small landlords of up to $3,000 per month for each retail or commercial tenancy. Who is eligible? Small commercial and retail landlords who: will suffer financial hardship if they reduce the rent to be paid by tenants financially impacted by COVID-19 in accordance with the Retail and Other Commercial Leases [...]

Taylah Airey – Appointment as Senior Associate

By |2021-09-10T06:00:44+00:00September 10th, 2021|NEWS|

Taylah Airey (nee Stuart) has been appointed as Senior Associate We are extremely proud to announce that Taylah Airey has been appointed Senior Associate as of 1 September 2021. Taylah is a member of our Family and Criminal Division and assists in the conduct of criminal matters at Local and District Court levels including driving offences, drug matters and assaults. Taylah has experience with District [...]

COVID-19 Rent Relief mandated while Sydney in its Second Lockdown

By |2021-08-27T02:58:37+00:00August 27th, 2021|LEGAL NEWS, PROPERTY LAW|

As Lockdown continues and many tenants are forced to keep their doors closed, the NSW Government has updated its COVID-19 leasing laws and mandated rent relief for tenants. In 2020, when the pandemic first began, the NSW government instated the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 which allowed for rent relief negotiations proportionate to a tenant's turnover loss.  However, this legislation ceased to [...]

Types of Business Structures – what suits you best?

By |2021-08-12T00:10:51+00:00August 12th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

During COVID we have seen various new companies coming to fruition.   Some of these have been months in the making and others are being created overnight.  It is very important that when creating these new companies you research and decide which business structure will suit you best. Understanding the legal obligations and issues that may arise when setting up a small business will ensure you [...]

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