Navigating the changes to Flexible Work Requests

By |2023-07-12T03:24:46+00:00July 12th, 2023|NEWS|

As part of the changes to the Fair Work Legislation (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022, those employees that are eligible to request flexible work arrangements will be expanded. These changes came into effect on 6 June 2023. To find out more, read our eguide Click here to view the ebook

Important changes to Queensland Land Tax coming in 2023 and how it will affect you

By |2022-09-09T02:47:20+00:00September 9th, 2022|LEGAL NEWS, NEWS, PROPERTY LAW|

Land tax is levied annually by each State or Territory government based upon the value of land for properties which reach the land tax threshold.  This threshold changes each year and varies from State to State. Whilst land tax does not affect all properties and there are concessions and exemptions which apply, there are significant changes being implemented in Queensland which should be considered when [...]

Negotiating your employment contract

By |2022-05-15T23:41:25+00:00May 15th, 2022|NEWS|

Starting a new job can be an exciting yet stressful time. When it comes to signing an employment contract, many people are hesitant to bargain with their potential employer or ask for contract amendments over fears of putting the employer offside.  However, it is important to know your value as a potential employee, including what you may bring to a team and the level of [...]

Electronic signatures here to stay following new federal Bill

By |2022-03-16T23:39:08+00:00March 16th, 2022|COMMERCIAL LAW, LEGAL NEWS, NEWS|

Formal deeds and contracts have been executed by companies using electronic means rather than traditional handwritten signatures following the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions which have prevented in-person conferences.  The ability to sign documents electronically was initially a temporary solution to lockdown restrictions and was due to expire on 1 April 2022. However, businesses have keenly embraced the newfound convenience and efficiency of signing documents electronically. To [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Regulations

By |2021-07-30T06:06:37+00:00July 30th, 2021|LEGAL NEWS, NEWS|

What does the most recent round of NSW and Commonwealth Regulations mean for me and my business? With almost daily changes to restrictions, rapidly introduced legislation, increases to police powers and an adapting workplace environment staying on top of your obligations to both clients and your employees can be difficult.  To provide a calm and safe environment and avoid the significant penalties which can be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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