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After some 47 years at Whyte Just & Moore, Peter Spear will retire from Legal Practice on 30 June. In the course of his professional career Peter has attended to the legal affairs of very many clients over a broad range of legal issues. He will be succeeded as a principal of the firm by […]
The Fencing Act 1968 (Act) has been comprehensively amended by the Fences Amendment Act 2014 (Amendment Act) which commenced on 22 September 2014. The Amendment Act clarifies the obligations and process for neighbours with disputes over shared dividing fences. Guidance is provided on initiating fencing works, contributing to fencing works, the type of dividing fence […]
In family law the question is often asked “does my inheritance (or expected inheritance) form part of the assets available for distribution in a property settlement?” The answer will vary depending upon your specific circumstances. When we are talking about an inheritance, there are three usual scenarios we are referring to: Where an inheritance has […]
Lorraine Clarke recently joined Whyte Just & Moore. Prior to joining us, Lorraine worked in the Family Law section of a law firm in Melbourne CBD for the past twelve years. Lorraine has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law including parenting disputes, family violence issues, contravention issues, negotiating property settlements and divorce. Lorraine […]
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.