Looking back over 50 years

July has quite rightly seen a number of newspaper and television articles celebrating the tremendous achievements of NASA and the US in landing people on the moon 50 years ago. Here at WMD Law we have been doing a bit of looking back ourselves because the firm was established over 50 years ago on 1 July 1969 at Engadine ... More

Electronic Future – eConveyancing

You may be aware that the NSW Government are assisting to convert NSW into a highly secure location to buy and sell your properties. The process begins with the transition from paper based transactions to electronic transactions called eConveyancing using an electronic platform which links to Government organisations to ... More

Changes to Drink Driving Laws

Recent reforms relating to Drink Driving Offences in NSW have significantly changed the existing law. As of Monday, 20 May 2019 any driver, even a first time or a low range offender, will receive an immediate 3 month licence suspension in addition to a $561 fine regardless of any defence or need for their licence. Theref... More

The National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards (NES) are 10 minimum terms of employment that apply to all employees in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). 10 Workplace Entitlements that Apply to all Employers A maximum standard working week of 38 hours for full-time employees, plus 'reasonable' additional hours. A ... More

What does bankruptcy really mean?

We would like to acknowledge that the following article came from Adam Halstead of Goldbergs Lawyers group which recently merged with WMD Law. Adam was interviewed on radio concerning bankruptcy and these are his views: Most people have heard of bankruptcy but what does it really mean? Being bankrupt might be described ... More

Social Media and Family Law

Social media is extremely popular as it allows you to easily connect with family and friends all over the world. What you may not be aware of is that what you post on social media may affect the outcome of your parenting proceedings. It is important to remember that the Family Court has allowed photos and other material ... More

We all know that Wills can be revoked – sometimes this can happen without you being aware of it

We would like to acknowledge that the following article came from the Goldbergs Lawyers group and its founder, Grahame Goldberg who happens to be the former commodore of the Royal Motor Yacht Club at Newport! The Goldbergs group comprises of Goldbergs Lawyers (operating since 1964) in the Sydney CBD, Mulally Myllot ... More

The highs and lows of Christmas

For most of us, Christmas is a happy if somewhat exhausting time. It is a time when there is more opportunity to meet with family and friends and, for most of us, it is very enjoyable. For some, however, it is a difficult and stressful time and for those who are already facing marital problems it can be a tipping point ... More

Bankruptcy in Family Law Property Proceedings

If you are going through a separation and you or your partner are or become bankrupt, it is important to know how it can affect the way a Court will deal with property division. Once a person becomes bankrupt, their property is immediately vested in the trustee in bankruptcy. The bankruptcy trustee may then be joined as ... More

Implementing new business ideas safely – establishing a business based on Intellectual Property

WMD Law When starting a new business or developing a business idea involving intellectual property it is vital to protect the products of your hard work and knowledge. The first step is to determine what needs protecting, and then to determine how best to protect it. Intellectual property is an important asset which is ... More