Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors

An established law firm located in West Ryde, Sydney. We pride ourselves on providing personal and prompt general legal services to the local Ryde community, both individuals and businesses.

Welcome To Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors

We are a small team, capable of assisting in most legal areas. Our friendly office guarantees clients direct access to our experienced solicitors throughout the handling of their legal affairs. All clients receive personal attention and are kept fully informed of the progress of their case.

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Company Profile

Warren Webb & Co was established at Eastwood in 1982 to provide legal services to the local Ryde/Eastwood businesses and community. Wayne Thom joined the firm in 1988, when it became Webb Thom & Associates. The firm moved from Eastwood to it's current location in Victoria Road West Ryde in 1996.

Webb Thom & Asociates Solicitors is comprised of two solicitors and a capable support staff, including our conveyancing clerk and secretarial staff. Our professional team is highly qualified and experienced.

Services we Provide

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors provide both advice and representation

Practice Areas

Family Law

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors provide both advice and representation in the Family Law area. We encourage personal consultation in this field and our first conference for advice is at no charge.

Important areas in Family Law are:
  • Children
    • Residence
    • Contact
    • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Spouse Maintenance
  • Divorce
  • Counselling and Mediation
     
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De Facto Relationships

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors provide both advice and representation in the area of De Facto Relationships. We encourage personal consultation in this field and our first conference for advice is at no charge.

Important areas in the law relating to De Facto couples are:

  • De Facto Property Agreements
  • Children
    • Residence
    • Contact
    • Child Support
  • Property Division

Conveyancing

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors handle all your conveyancing requirements including:

Real Estate Sales
  • Drafting contract of sale including title searches, drainage diagram and zoning certificate
  • Negotiating amendments requested by purchaser
  • Attending vendor to sign contract
  • Arranging exchange of contracts
  • Answering purchaser’s requisitions on title
  • Providing required certificates on strata property
  • Attending vendor to sign Transfer
  • Arranging discharge of mortgages
  • Checking rate adjustments for settlement date
  • Arranging and attending settlement
Real Estate Purchasing
  • Perusing contact of sale and advising purchaser
  • Negotiating amendments
  • Attending purchaser to sign contract
  • Arranging exchange of contracts
  • Drafting requisitions on title to vendor
  • Drafting Transfer
  • Attending to payment of purchaser Stamp Duty or exemption
  • Perusing and advising on loan documents and mortgages
  • Attending on signing of loan documents and mortgages
  • Calculating rate adjustments for settlement date
  • Arranging and attending settlement

Business Sales and Purchases

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors can assist you with:

Business Sales
  • Preparation of sale contract
  • Exchange of contract
  • Obtaining landlord’s consent to transfer of lease over property in which business is conducted
  • Arranging settlement of sale
Business Purchases
  • Perusing and advising on sale contract
  • Exchange of contract
  • Advising on lease to be transferred
  • Advising on new lease
  • Advising on loan documents
  • Arranging settlement of sale

Commercial Leasing

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors can advise you on all aspects of commercial leasing:

Landlord/Lessor
  • Preparing lease disclosure statements
  • Advising on and preparing lease document
  • Advising on and negotiating amendments to lease
  • Attending client on signing of lease
  • Attending to payment of stamp duty and registration of lease where appropriate
Tenant/Lessee
  • Verifying details in lease disclosure statements
  • Perusing and advising on lease document
  • Advising on and negotiating amendments to lease document
  • Attending client on signing of lease
  • Following up on stamping and registration of lease and return of lease to client

Wills and Estate Planning

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors can advise you on the most effective way of distributing your assets as you wish after your death. We shall attend to you in a confidential conference to obtain your instructions and to discuss your intentions. We can also advise you on and prepare and register a Power of Attorney for you to enable conduct of your affairs before your death.

Common concerns discussed at this time are:

  • Potential challenges to the Will
  • How superannuation is to be treated
  • Minimisation of Taxation in the hands of beneficiaries

Webb Thom & Associates are happy to work with your financial advisors if required in drafting a Will that gives effect to your intentions.

Administration of Deceased Estates

Where there is a Will, Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors work with the executor to determine the quickest and most cost effective means of distributing the assets in accordance with that Will. Where there is no Will, we can assist in preparing the documentation for the appointment of the person who shall be responsible for the distribution of the estate under the legal rules on Intestacy.

Common procedures involved in this area are:

  • Obtaining Probate of Will
  • Obtaining Letters of Administration where there is no Will
  • Preparing the documents required by banks, company share registries and retirement facilities to transfer relevant assets from the deceased.
  • Distributing legacies under the Will
  • Drafting and registering the documents required to transfer real property from the name of the deceased
  • Claims under a Succession Act
  • Deed of Arrangement for agreed alteration of Will provisions by beneficiaries

Contracts

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors can assist you in both the drafting of contracts and advising on the legal effect of an agreement which you are considering entering or have already signed. Some common types of contract handled by us are:

  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint Venture agreements
  • Loan contracts
  • Buy and Sell agreements
  • Share agreements
  • Franchise agreements

Civil Litigation

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors can advise you on commencing and defending cases in the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court. We can also advise you on proceedings in the Fair Trading Tribunal in matters related to civil disputes.

Civil disputes are commonly related to:

  • Debt recovery
  • Contract disputes
  • Recovery of damage to motor vehicles
  • Other matters where damages are sought
     

Police Matters

A solicitor from Webb Thom & Associates can advise you on traffic and criminal matters, and represent you in Court. We will argue your defence at the Court Hearing when you are not guilty. Alternatively, when you instruct us to enter a guilty plea, we will submit to the Court the case for minimising your penalty.

Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors commonly appear in the Local Court at Ryde as well as other Sydney Local Courts in relation to the following matters:

  • Drink driving
  • Negligent driving
  • Assault
  • AVOs representing the Defendant
  • AVOs representing the person in need of protection

Our Team

Collectively, the Team at Webb Thom & Associates have over 135 years of dedicated services to this Firm. Accordingly, they have a wealth of knowledge in all legal matters and a unique ability to work as a team.

Our Team

Wayne Thom is the principal of Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors

Wayne Thom

Wayne Thom is the principal of Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors and has worked as a Solicitor in suburban legal practice for over 40 years. Wayne has worked in the West Ryde area since 1988, moving to the current premises (Victoria Road, West Ryde) in 1996.

Wayne is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the West Ryde Chamber of Commerce, the Family Law Council of New South Wales.

Having always lived in the local area he has been actively involved in local business and sporting associations as well as his sons' schools.

With a strong background as a Family Lawyer, Wayne combines his legal knowledge and experience with a personal approach to resolving issues relating to family breakdown, including divorce, property division and children's matters. Wayne also leads the commercial and conveyancing area of the Webb Thom & Associates practice dealing with both residential and business sales and purchases, plus other commercial matters including leasing and contractual matters.

Julie is an Associate Solicitor at Webb Thom & Associates.

Julie Vass

Julie is an Associate Solicitor at Webb Thom & Associates.

Julie was first admitted as a solicitor in 1998 and has had a wide range of experience in dealing with Family Law and general litigation matters.

Having been employed in both specialist family law firms and general practice firms, Julie has a range of experience and a wealth of knowledge in dealing with straightforward and complex parenting and property matters. Julie is well known at the courts as she appears regularly in both Sydney and Parramatta Registries.

Julie is cognizant of the stresses and strains which develop during a Family Law matter and as such deals with the subject matter and all clients and a caring and sensitive manner

Julie also practices in Children’s Court, Local Court, minor criminal and traffic matters and is available for both general advice and Court appearances in those matters.

Julie is focused on obtaining the best outcomes for her clients, particularly through mediation, wherever possible and believes in the importance of effectively communicating with her clients at each stage of their matter to ensuring they are fully informed about the legal process to obtain the best possible results.

Julie is an Associate Solicitor at Webb Thom & Associates.

Betty Lake

Betty Lake is a para-legal at Webb Thom & Associates Solicitors. She joined Webb Thom & Associates in 1990 and has been a legal secretary and conveyancing paralegal for over thirty years. Betty primarily assists Wayne in the conveyancing area.

Betty has a comprehensive knowledge of conveyancing practice and efficiently coordinates settlement real estate sales and purchases. She is first point of contact for clients in conveyancing matters.

Betty lives in the local area. She is actively involved in district netball with her extended family.

Pricing

Webb Thom & Associates DO NOT CHARGE for the following

  • Advice at first consultation in Family Law and De Facto matters
  • Short consultation and quotation in all other matters

Pricing for Conveyancing, plus Business Sales and Purchases are discussed below. All other matters are charged on an hourly basis.

Conveyancing Pricing

Real Estate Sales
  • There is set fee for acting on sale from the drafting of the sale contract to concluding settlement, including arranging for discharge of one mortgage.
  • Fee is payable on settlement
  • If property is withdrawn from sale we charge on hourly rate basis for work undertaken to that time
Real Estate Purchases
  • There is set fee for acting on purchase from advising on contract subsequently exchanged to concluding settlement, including arranging building and or strata report advising and attending on signing of one mortgage, arranging payment of stamp duty or exemption and arranging and attending settlement
  • Fee is payable on settlement
  • If contract is exchanged but not settled we charge on hourly rate for work undertaken to that time.

Business Sales and Purchases Pricing

Sales
  • There is set fee which varies with the nature and complexity of acting on sale from the drafting of the sale contract to concluding settlement.
  • There is set fee for arranging consent of Landlord and attending documentation in relation to assignment of lease. This fee is usually passed to the purchaser as part of the sale contract.
  • Fees are payable on settlement.
  • If property is withdrawn from sale we charge on hourly rate basis for work undertaken to that time
Purchases
  • No charge for advising on contract that is not exchanged
  • There is set fee which varies with the nature and complexity of acting on purchase from advising on a contract subsequently exchanged to concluding settlement, including advice and documentation on existing lease to be transferred or new lease charged on hourly basis.
  • Fees are payable on settlement
  • If contract is exchanged but not settled we charge on hourly rate for work undertaken to that time.

Contact Us

Webb Thom & Associates look forward to being of assistance to you on all legal matters. We are happy to arrange before hours consultations if required. For further information please contact us:

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