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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 [...]

Legal considerations for Airbnb hosts

By |2018-09-30T13:42:45+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

When you apply to be a host with Airbnb, you agree that the accommodation you list does not breach any lease, rental agreements or zoning laws which apply to the property. Airbnb allows hosts to advertise a room in their home or an entire property for short-term letting to guests. Hosts name their price and Airbnb takes a small commission if the property is rented. [...]

Women In Business Luncheon on 3 March 2016

By |2018-09-30T13:37:13+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

We are proud to be the major sponsor of such a wonderful event.  Please come and join us in celebrating Women in Business in recognition of International Women's Day whilst supporting Kookaburra Kids. Layne Beachley AO is our guest speaker. Layne is widley regarded as the most successful female surfer in history.  The only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles from 1998 [...]

Do you know the difference between a quote and a binding offer?

By |2018-09-30T13:21:09+00:00September 30th, 2018|COMMERCIAL LAW, LEGAL NEWS|

Before a person provides services to another, they will often give a quote estimating or fixing a price for the services. Caution is required when using the term 'quote' because it may be construed as an offer by one party which, if accepted by the other, would create a binding contract between them. In Megalift v Terminals [2009] NSWSC 324, the Supreme Court of NSW [...]

Australia’s Largest Networking Event

By |2018-09-30T13:08:02+00:00September 30th, 2018|LEGAL NEWS|

Connecting Australian Businesses. Book a table and present your goods or services to all attendees during Australia's Largest Networking Event. A perfect opportunity to showcase your business to a wide variety of businesses and business people. Register online www.australiaslargestnetworkingevent.com