The advent of social media, but also email, has led to a spate of cases concerning wider than intended distribution of these forms of communication and the use of evidence in litigation gained from sites such as Facebook, associated with electronic communication. The issues can arise in all sorts of legal contexts – defamation, employment […]
Will was admitted to practice in 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (International Relations major) at Deakin University in 2009.
WJM Team Hand Knits Blankets For Kids Whyte Just & Moore is a regular supporter of several Geelong organisations including Geelong Community Foundation, BacLinks, The Sanctuary Counselling Centre, Geelong Hospice Care Association, Geelong Legacy and the Deakin Law Society. The firm is also the major sponsor of the biennial Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong and […]
Melissa is one of our law clerks practising in the area of estate administration and residential conveyancing. She is also currently studying law off campus part time. Melissa joined WJM in July 2011 and has been a very welcome addition to our practice. Melissa is aware how difficult and emotional it can be after the […]
Lydia is a Graduate of the Deakin University Law School who joined WJ&M in June of this year. Before joining us, Lydia worked as a Conveyancer at a Geelong firm for eighteen months where she obtained a Diploma in Financial Services (Conveyancing) in addition to qualifying to be admitted to practice as a Lawyer.
At law “ademption” occurs when a specific gift under a Will fails because, at the time of death, the Willmaker no longer owns the subject property. An example of this unintended and unfortunate result would be the failure of the specific gift of a Willmaker’s house property when the property is sold, perhaps to fund […]
We are occasionally asked whether it is lawful to lodge a caveat over another’s land because that other owes the client money. Without a properly drafted “charging” clause in the document under which the debt arose or circumstances existing implying a trust over the land, it will usually not be lawful to lodge a caveat.
Like so many areas of the law, compulsory acquisition of land is a field many people are not familiar with until it affects them or someone they know. It is a reality that statutory authorities like VicRoads, water authorities, your local council and government departments have the power to acquire all or part of your […]