/DTL
DTL

About DTL

DTL are a firm of experienced and enthusiastic practitioners servicing all of our communities. We have a reputation for approaching even the most complex legal issues with the right balance of skill and sensitivity. We firmly believe in reaching favourable outcomes that don't cost the earth.

International Surrogacy from an Australian Perspective

By |2018-07-03T13:32:21+00:00July 3rd, 2018|DTL Blog|

What is a surrogacy agreement in NSW? A surrogacy agreement in NSW is an arrangement where a woman (referred to as the surrogate or birth mother) agrees to become pregnant for another person or persons. Once the child is born, the parentage of the child born as a result of [...]

Comments Off on International Surrogacy from an Australian Perspective

Sydney gay hate crimes and why we need a parliamentary inquiry

By |2018-07-02T16:39:08+00:00June 29th, 2018|DTL Blog|

This week the NSW Police Force released its much-awaited Parabell report into LGBTIQ hate crimes in NSW in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. You can read our Nicholas Stewart's article on the release here. Nicholas also appeared on The Drum on Wednesday 27 July 2018. Here is an extract. [...]

Comments Off on Sydney gay hate crimes and why we need a parliamentary inquiry

Above and beyond the call of duty: police powers and over-reach

By |2018-06-10T18:21:55+00:00June 7th, 2018|DTL Blog|

It is extraordinary that the NSW Police Force has said that its officers will deny entry to Sydney Above & Beyond ticket holders if they are flagged by a drug dog, regardless of whether drugs are found. Here is a quote from an Assistant Commissioner on the issue: “If you handle [...]

Comments Off on Above and beyond the call of duty: police powers and over-reach

Family Law in Australia is changing

By |2018-06-07T17:46:35+00:00June 7th, 2018|DTL Blog|

A new system of family law is coming to Australia in 2019 The Attorney General, Christian Porter, has announced that the Family Court of Australia (FC) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) will be merged to create the amalgamated and somewhat cumbersomely named, Federal Circuit and Family Court [...]

Comments Off on Family Law in Australia is changing

Property Settlements in the Family Court of Australia

By |2018-03-07T17:50:18+00:00March 7th, 2018|DTL Blog|

You and your former partner have shared a life together. This may mean that together you have: shared assets and liabilities, such as property, savings accounts, credit cards and mortgages; made financial contributions towards the relationship, such as wages and salary or business profits; and made non-financial contributions, such as [...]

Comments Off on Property Settlements in the Family Court of Australia

Drug searches and police powers during events and festivals

By |2018-09-10T15:33:39+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Crime, DTL Blog|

"jhderojas" There is an important message we want to get out to our clients, family and friends. That message is that you have legal rights when you deal with police officers and we are the lawyers who a large portion of the community comes to for legal representation [...]

Comments Off on Drug searches and police powers during events and festivals

Own a strata unit and see cracked walls, leaking ceilings, shoddy paint work or structural defects? You are not alone

By |2018-01-22T16:14:13+00:00December 26th, 2017|DTL Blog|

Earlier this year a good friend and loyal client of DTL's contacted us to tell us there was a structural problem in her apartment block. Our client had bought a strata unit off the plan in the inner west of Sydney. The building leaked, there were cracks appearing in walls, [...]

Comments Off on Own a strata unit and see cracked walls, leaking ceilings, shoddy paint work or structural defects? You are not alone

Gay divorce in the age of marriage equality: is it easy?

By |2017-12-12T16:42:51+00:00December 12th, 2017|DTL Blog|

Introduction We are an LGBTI law firm but we service all communities. The purpose of this post is to let the LGBTI community know that not only can gays and lesbians now get married, but we can also get divorced. Because of international marriages and civil unions, as well as [...]

Comments Off on Gay divorce in the age of marriage equality: is it easy?

Marriage equality is law: the change may unintentionally impact couples’ Wills and Financial Agreements

By |2017-12-08T10:14:12+00:00December 8th, 2017|DTL Blog|

Marriage equality is law: the change may unintentionally impact couples’ Wills and Financial Agreements Two girls kissing. Photo: Patrick Doheny under licencehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Wills Wills are generally invalidated upon marriage Section 12(1) of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) states that ‘a will is revoked by the marriage of a [...]

Comments Off on Marriage equality is law: the change may unintentionally impact couples’ Wills and Financial Agreements