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Incorporation of Goldbergs Lawyers Group

By |2019-05-22T05:27:05+00:00May 9th, 2019|LEGAL NEWS|

We are delighted to announce our most recent acquisition by the firm. Effective 1 March 2019, the Goldbergs Lawyers Group will become part of WMD Law. Who are the Goldbergs Lawyers Group? Goldbergs is a well-respected and long-established group having commenced in 1964. It incorporates three operating divisions – Goldbergs Lawyers based in the Sydney CBD at 131 Clarence Street, Messner & Blunden based [...]

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 [...]

R.E.S.P.E.C.T the P.R.O.B.A.T.E.

By |2018-09-30T19:48:07+00:00September 30th, 2018|FAMILY LAW, LEGAL NEWS|

Few people would be unaware that Aretha Franklin died recently and that fans the world over have mourned someone who was acclaimed as a master of her art.  Unfortunately, something that Aretha did not master was proper estate planning.  It has been widely reported that she did not leave a Will despite advice from her attorney and repeated attempts by him to have her set [...]

Amendments to the Road Transport Act

By |2018-09-30T19:42:06+00:00September 30th, 2018|CRIMINAL LAW, LEGAL NEWS|

Amendments to the Road Transport Act 2013 - Effective from 1 July 2018 From 1 July 2018 in NSW, new legislation comes into effect to improve road safety in three areas, mobile phone usage, drug-driving and drink driving. Mobile Phone Camera Detection Laws enabling cameras to detect driver's mobile phone usage came into effect on 1 July 2018.  The technology allows stationary cameras to see [...]

What is Specialist Accreditation?

By |2018-09-30T19:32:45+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

Australian Law is extensive and complex which is why Lawyers choose to focus on specialty areas. When you have an important legal matter it is vital to know that you have an expert in that area of law, on your side. To help clients to easily identify if a Lawyer is a specialist in a particular area of Law the Law Society introduced the Specialist [...]

Changes to Australian Privacy Law – Your obligation to report eligible data breaches

By |2018-09-30T19:27:55+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 established the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme which forms Part IIIC of the Privacy Act 1988 and came into effect on 22 February 2018. The NDB scheme introduces mandatory requirements for entities in responding to data breaches. The scheme requires an entity to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and any affected parties of [...]

Flying regulations for Drones in Australia

By |2018-09-30T19:24:24+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast, photographer or just interested in technology, many of you may have operated a drone or received one as a gift for Christmas. The increase in the popularity of drones has led to the introduction of rules and regulations to reduce the potential risks of piloting drones. In Australia, if you are operating a small recreational drone, you need to comply [...]

Thinking about running a competition to promote your business?

By |2018-09-30T19:18:40+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

Trade promotion lotteries are a great way to promote your business and engage customers with your brand and your latest products and services. If you want to run a successful trade promotion you should make sure that your competition complies with the relevant laws. Does the lottery need to be free-to-enter? Trade promotions must be free-to-enter competitions and be used to genuinely promote your company's [...]

Celebrating women in business

By |2018-09-30T13:51:53+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

WMD Law is very pleased to again be the major sponsor for this year’s luncheon hosted by Sullivan Dewing to celebrate Women in Business on International Women’s Day. When: Thursday, 8 March 2018 Where: Doltone House, Sylvania Time: 11.00am until 3pm This year, the special guest is Lucy Brogden, Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission and Kookaburra Kids Ambassador. Lucy has extensive experience in psychology with [...]

Jack the Educational Support Dog

By |2018-09-30T13:47:27+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

Jack is a black Labrador that WMD Law purchased and trained to be a companion dog for the students at St George School last year. The majority of the students at the school are in wheelchairs and love to spend time with the warm, loving and gentle Jack. Many schools are using Educational Support Dogs to support students in a number of ways. Dogs are [...]