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The Rich History of Whyte, Just & Moore Lawyers Geelong

By |2024-06-06T06:25:38+00:00June 18th, 2024|Office Move|

Establishment and Early Years Our story dates back to 1877 when Thomas Napier Whyte founded his legal practice in Geelong. Born in 1848, Thomas completed his education at Geelong and then began his professional training at the law firm Taylor, Buckland, and Gates, where he was mentored by Stephen Buckland. Admitted to practice in 1874, [...]

Office Move | Our New Chapter Begins in the Geelong CBD

By |2024-06-06T03:38:30+00:00June 6th, 2024|Office Move|

After 120 years at our historic Malop Street location, WJM Lawyers is embarking on an exciting new chapter as we move to a modern office in the heart of the Geelong CBD. This relocation marks a significant milestone for our firm and reflects our commitment to innovation, growth, and continued excellence in legal services. Why [...]

Ensure your legacy: the importance of hiring a wills and estates lawyer to draft your Will

By |2024-05-07T09:41:58+00:00May 23rd, 2024|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

When creating an estate plan, many people wonder if they should hire a wills and estates lawyer or try to handle it on their own. While you might have a good idea of what you would like recorded in your Will, it isn’t quite as simple as noting down your wishes on a piece of [...]

Taking Care of Business: Why Every Small Business Needs a Trusted Business Lawyer

By |2024-05-23T06:44:44+00:00May 10th, 2024|Business Law|

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating local jobs and driving innovation. However, small business owners may feel challenged at times by some of the legal aspects of running a business. Engaging the services of a knowledgeable business lawyer can provide essential support and peace of mind in various aspects of business operations.  [...]

Navigating the Benefits and Pitfalls of Family Financial Assistance in Property Transactions

By |2024-04-10T02:10:23+00:00April 26th, 2024|Property Law|

In recent years, there has been a notable surge in what has been dubbed as the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ transactions. This term reflects the increasing trend of parents financially assisting their adult children, particularly when it comes to property purchases. While this familial support can offer numerous advantages, it also comes with its [...]

Incorporating a Trust into Your Estate Planning

By |2024-04-10T04:32:55+00:00April 14th, 2024|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

In the realm of estate planning, drafting a Will is often the cornerstone of ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Within the framework of a Will, however, incorporating a trust (or trusts) can offer added layers of protection, control, and flexibility. At Whyte, Just and Moore, we specialise in Wills and Estate [...]

When Mediation Falls Short: Why Litigation Might be Your Legal Resolution

By |2024-04-10T04:32:07+00:00March 27th, 2024|Business Law|

As an experienced and trusted Geelong-based law firm specialising in Dispute Resolution and Litigation, we understand the complexities that come with resolving legal conflicts. While mediation is often praised for its potential to amicably settle disputes, there are instances where it simply does not suffice, leading parties down the path of litigation.  The Value of [...]

 Avoiding the Hidden Costs: Why You Need a Will in Australia

By |2024-04-10T04:28:56+00:00March 14th, 2024|Wills and Estate Lawyers|

As a trusted law firm serving the Geelong community, we understand that thinking about one’s mortality can be uncomfortable, and this can include thinking about your Will. You might also think you do not have sufficient assets to justify making a Will. Or you might be planning to draft a Will, but it has been [...]

Why You Need a Lawyer When Selling Your Business

By |2024-04-10T04:28:18+00:00February 28th, 2024|Business Law|

Stepping up to something new? Stepping down towards retirement? Stepping out and taking time before starting your next chapter? Whatever the reason for selling your business, you want to get the sale itself right.  Selling a business or company – whether a small business or a large franchise – can be a complex and potentially [...]

Navigating Business Disputes in Victoria: A Guide to Effective Resolution

By |2024-04-10T04:26:07+00:00February 20th, 2024|Business Law|

Thorn in the side. Spanner in the works. Fly in the ointment. No matter your idiom – a business dispute is always a nuisance and a distraction – not optimal for successful commerce. Navigating these disputes – from contractual disagreements to partnership conflicts – requires a strategic and pragmatic approach.  In this blog, we will [...]

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