Abuse of Powers of Attorney

We usually recommend that our clients consider appointing another person to act as their attorney, pursuant to an Enduring Power of Attorney document, in case they become unable to manage their own affairs through lack of capacity or sudden illness or injury. The use of these Powers of Attorney is generally in accordance ... More

Children, Overseas Travel and Family Law

Going through a relationship breakdown is tough on all parties involved, and especially upon young children. While an overseas holiday may seem like the perfect opportunity to briefly take your mind off stresses at home during this period, if you are planning on taking your child with you there are a number of things you ... More

Results of the RMYC Port Hacking AGM Meeting

The 2019 RMYC Port Hacking Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at 9:30am on Saturday, 31st August 2019 at the Club premises at 228-232 Woolooware Rd, Burraneer. It is our pleasure to share with you the elected Office Bearers for 2019. Board of Directors Steve McManus, Commodore Mark Griffiths, Vice Commod... More

St Michael’s Golf Club – Round 6

St Michael’s turned-on a bitterly chilling wind to greet twenty-three hardy golfers for Round 6 of the RMYC Port Hacking Golf Club championship. Adding to the challenging conditions were super fast greens which saw record low stableford scores for the round. RESULTS 2019 - Round 6 St ... More

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

Bankstown Golf Club – Round 5

Bankstown Golf Club was the venue for Round 5 of the monthly RMYC Port Hacking golf championship. Pre-game there was a lot of cheeky rugby league bravado, banter and sledging with the Rooster loving barista at the local Ashford Ave Milperra coffee outlet. So much for the sledging …. the barista's Roosters were ... More

Wollongong Golf Course – Round 4

A cool morning put an end to summer shorts. Fast greens, a huge beach bunker and tricky tee sign-posting challenged the twenty-four golfers who teed-off at the Wollongong Golf Club. The team of John Mason, visitor Michael Kean, Steve McManus and visitor Todd Gammel, disqualified themselves after playing the wrong ... 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