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How can I tell if my beneficiaries will argue about my estate when I am gone?

By |2022-01-12T02:56:13+00:00January 12th, 2022|FAMILY LAW|

Families will react to the loss of a parent in different ways but, having practised in estate law for almost 40 years our Greg Dickson, CEO and Accredited Specialist in Family/De Facto Law can identify a number of factors which are common to most families who argue about inheritances following the death of a parent. The following is not intended as an exhaustive analysis of [...]

Update: High Court Protects Business Goodwill

By |2021-12-15T04:38:08+00:00December 15th, 2021|COMMERCIAL LAW|

In October 2021, the High Court of Australia ruled on a restraint of trade dispute between a real estate agency at Concord and a former employed real estate agent. The High Court affirmed the Decision of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Devine Real Estate Concord Pty Ltd V Agha. Issues Arising Restraining a former employee from contacting [...]

Does your ex-partner repeatedly breach Family Court orders?

By |2021-12-15T04:36:31+00:00December 15th, 2021|FAMILY LAW|

Most people who are subject to Family Court orders comply with them but there are still many people who suffer the continuing torment of an ex-partner who repeatedly breaches orders. Non-compliance has been a long-standing problem for many who have received the benefits of orders by the Family Court, particularly those who have received parenting orders.   It is likely that you or someone you know [...]

Gina Haramis – Appointment as Associate Director

By |2021-12-13T05:13:37+00:00December 13th, 2021|NEWS|

We are thrilled to announce Gina Haramis has been appointed as Associate Director, Head of the Residential Property Group. We know that our clients who have dealt with Gina would agree with us that this is in recognition of her dedication, expertise and hard work. Gina brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to all projects that she works on. Her clients know their matter [...]

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 [...]

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