We are firmly committed to providing clients with the personal service and the attention to detail that is the hallmark of a smaller firm, while at the same time providing the specialist knowledge and resources of a larger organisation. Our lawyers pride themselves on being approachable and friendly and providing clear and concise advice on your matter. DC aims to establish successful long-term relationships with all clients, whether individual or business.
A Solid Background
Diamond Conway provides legal advice and assistance to individuals and corporate clients across Australia and overseas. We have also acted for government and other statutory bodies and have helped to deliver the best possible outcomes for a long list of satisfied clients. Our proven track record is testament to our winning attitude; our lawyers are motivated and committed to each and every client.
Legal disputes can be a very stressful and emotional experience. Diamond Conway's experts will always offer a compassionate ear, whilst remaining objectively focused on resolving your legal issue and providing you with the best possible outcome. Additionally, our solicitor's can assist non-English speaking clients in Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Italian, Polish, and Russian.
Diamond Conway is the culmination of two long-standing and highly respected law firms, Diamond Peisah and Conway Maccallum, who merged in 2006. The merger has resulted in a new firm with the motivation to succeed and the combined experience of a wealth of clients and cases.
Diamond Conway are located in the heart of the Sydney CBD on Hunter Street. The offices are a short stroll from both Wynyard and Martin Place Stations, and conveniently located in the city's financial district.
Professionalism and Expertise
The Best Outcome
Our team of lawyers provide an unparalleled level of knowledge and expertise. We provide efficient advice on complex legal issues to our clients on a daily basis and can bring that experience to your matter. Be it a simple personal matter or a complex commercial transaction, our lawyers can provide you with a competent and timely solution, allowing you to concentrate your time on more important matters.
We bring together a very experienced and highly regarded group of practitioners with expertise in a wide range of practice areas. Many of our solicitors hold specialist accreditation in areas including Wills & Estates, Advocacy, Immigration, Family Law and Business Law. You know you’re in safe hands with a Diamond Conway Lawyer.
While an individual is free to leave their property as they see fit upon their death, Chapter 3 of the Succession Act 2006 (NSW) (‘the Act’) places a significant restriction on a testator’s testamentary freedom. read more
Bad news for Developers and for home-buyers
The decision in Botany Bay City Council v Botany Development Pty Ltd (No 2)  NSWLEC 55
On 9 April 2015, the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales handed down a decision which has negative implications for both developers and home buyers and which will potentially impact residential development projects across all of NSW. read more
Enduring Powers of Attorney in NSW
What is a Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is a document empowering a person (or persons)(“the attorney”) to act on behalf of another person (“the principal”) with respect to the principal’s assets, debts and financial affairs. Powers of attorney can be:
The High Court’s unfortunate analysis in Clark V Macourt
Let’s hope it’s not a seminal decision!
The decision in Clark v Macourt is a terrific example of the idea that the High Court is right because it’s final, not final because it's right.
The High Court has ruled that in quantifying the damage a person has suffered as a result of breach of contract, the actual loss suffered by the person is wholly and utterly irrelevant. Well the Court didn’t actually say that, but that is indeed the effect of the decision.
Can a person be left out of a Will?
A look at some cases on estrangement
Children of any age and other eligible persons (as defined under the Succession Act 2006) have the right to make a claim on an estate for provision (or more than they were left under the Will) for their maintenance, education and advancement in life. This is known as a family provision claim. read more
The Short Lives Of Testamentary And Family Trusts
Trusts, which are colloquially known as “testamentary” or “family trusts” have one thing in common. That is that the Trustee can pick and choose from within a wide group of beneficiaries how to distribute the trust income and capital from time to time. This provides significant opportunity for a reduction of various taxes, protection from creditors and estate planning generally. However, unlike companies, such trusts cannot go on forever. read more
457 Laws Get Tough!
On 27 June 2013 the Government’s proposed changes to the subclass 457 visa program set out in the Migration Amendment (Temporary Sponsored Visa) Bill 2013 passed through the Senate. The Bill is currently awaiting royal assent and it is likely that the changes will take effect as a matter of priority. read more
Nomination Requirements and the Significant Investor Visa
The Significant Investor Visa arrangements require that applicants for the provisional 188 and subsequent 888 permanent residence visas have state nomination in place. read more
The 5 Million Dollar Visa!
Got a Spare 5 Million? Buy your way into Australia Today! On 24 November the Minister for Immigration & Citizenship rolled out the Significant Investor Provisional-to-Permanent Visa arrangements under the new Business Innovation and Investor Stream. read more
The National Business Name Register
Has your business registered its business name? ASIC is making life easier by cutting the red tape… read more
Government to get tough on hiring of illegal workers
Immigration Minister Chris Bowen announced the federal government will introduce new laws next year to crack down on the hiring of illegal workers. read more
Retailers and Manufacturers Beware!
New Warranty Rules Apply from 1 January 2012 - From 1 January 2012, new rules will govern the wording of warranties given by suppliers to consumers who purchase goods and services... read more
Retention of Title
Radical Changes on the Horizon - Does your business have a ‘retention of title’ clause in its trading terms? The days when a supplier could invoke a retention of title clause in an ... read more
A New Source of Director Liability
In a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland, an often overlooked section of the Corporations Act (the “Act”) was invoked by a plaintiff to make a... read more