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Abolition of Certificate of Titles

By |2021-07-23T02:36:06+00:00July 23rd, 2021|PROPERTY LAW|

The Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021 will make significant changes to land holding in New South Wales.  Under this Act, all paper Certificate of Title will be cancelled which will facilitate the electronic lodgement of all land transactions in New South Wales. Paper Certificates of Title will no longer have any legal effect from 11 October 2021.    Instead of a paper [...]

Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021

By |2021-07-20T03:06:16+00:00July 20th, 2021|LEGAL NEWS, PROPERTY LAW|

On the 14th of July the New South Wales Government published the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2021.  The primary objective of these new regulations is to restrict the rights of landlords under retail and other commercial leases to take action for a breach of lease by the tenant if the tenant has been 'impacted' by COVID-19. A tenant is "impacted" if they qualify [...]

Safety of Awnings on Public Land

By |2021-07-23T02:34:23+00:00July 15th, 2021|PROPERTY LAW|

Any Awning extending over public land, such as footpaths or roads, can threaten the safety of the public, and NSW has introduced changes to ensure building owners are act responsibly when installing awnings that extend over such land. Following a fatal accident in Balgowlah due to the collapse of an awning, the Deputy State Coroner conducted an investigation and prepared a report. Report by the [...]

WMD Law appoints new Principal Matthew Coulter

By |2021-07-01T00:49:12+00:00July 1st, 2021|NEWS|

We are pleased to announce that from 1 July 2021 Matthew Coulter will be appointed as a principal of WMD Law. Matthew has been working in our Commercial Division for over 8 years providing advice and representation to corporations, registered clubs and small businesses in relation to Commercial and Corporate Advice, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.  Matthew can assist you with all aspects of commercial law [...]

Starting a New Job? Things you need to be aware of in your Employment Agreement

By |2021-06-25T01:57:29+00:00June 25th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

Starting a new job can be an exciting prospect, however you should ensure that you have read and fully understood any Employment Agreement issued by your employer before you go ahead and sign on the dotted line.    We have outlined some important terms to review in your Employment Agreement below. Simple Facts Although it may seem straight forward, it is important to ensure that [...]

Gulisano & Associates Become Part Of WMD Law

By |2021-06-25T01:56:57+00:00June 25th, 2021|NEWS|

We are delighted to formally announce our most recent acquisition by the firm.  Since 1 February 2021, Gulisano & Associates have been part of WMD Law. We recently celebrated this occasion with some of Gulisano & Associates clients, click here to watch our short video. Who are Gulisano & Associates? Gulisano & Associates are a well-respected and long-established practice in Menai. The principal of Gulisano [...]

Helping children into the property market – make sure you get advice first

By |2021-05-20T00:35:05+00:00May 20th, 2021|PROPERTY LAW|

Media stories abound about the spiralling value of real estate, particularly in Sydney, and the pressures young people face in getting a foot hold into the market. Many of our clients are in a position to help their children into the property market but care and careful planning are needed if unintended financial consequences are to be avoided.  Let’s assume that you own an investment [...]

Are you a Director? Do you know your obligations and responsibilities?

By |2021-05-20T00:29:29+00:00May 20th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

A director has an array of obligations or duties towards the company and its shareholders that must be adhered to pursuant to common law and statute. There are circumstances such as when the company is insolvent or is at risk of insolvency where duties are also owed to creditors and other members of the public. Obligations imposed by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) include: The [...]

Restrictions on claims in quantum meruit – the decision in Peter Mann & Anor v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd HCA 32

By |2021-04-21T00:08:25+00:00April 15th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

The High Court's recent decision in Peter Mann & Anor v Paterson Constructions Pty Ltd HCA 32 has limited the circumstances in which a builder can bring a claim in quantum meruit. A claim by a builder or other contractor in quantum meruit is a claim for the reasonable value of work done. Prior to the decision in Mann v Paterson, if a builder chose [...]

What Is An Advance Care Directive?

By |2021-04-21T00:29:51+00:00April 15th, 2021|ESTATE LAW|

An Advance Care Directive is a written statement of your wishes for your future health care. It comes into effect only if you are incapable of making health care decisions for yourself or communicating your wishes. Why make an advance care directive? You may have already appointed an Enduring Guardian to make decisions about your personal care and to give formal consent to medical treatment [...]