Celebrating 30 Years

Who we are

More than just a law firm.

Your trusted partner for all your property and estate law needs in Victoria & NSW. 

With a commitment to providing personal and proactive property law services  we provide tailored solutions to our clients, ensuring their peace of mind throughout every legal transaction.

We know our clients want more than just someone to complete the paperwork, they want someone who can explain legal documents in simple, easy to understand terms, who will take care of all the details and be available to answer any questions. We offer our clients peace of mind.

What we do

With over 30 years experience in all types of property matters for properties in both Victoria and NSW jurisdictions our legal services include:

  • Property Purchase: Assistance with all legal aspects of buying a property including pre-contract advice, negotiation of contract terms, advice on any associated risks, preparation of documents,  completion of settlement and everything in between. 
  • Property Sale: Assistance with selling a property including meeting legal disclosure requirements, preparation of contracts and other documents and completion of settlement. 
  • Property Transfer: Transferring property between family members, to trusts or super funds, transfers on separation or divorce including attendance to complex duty requirements and electronic lodgements.
  • Water sales and transfers including assistance with preparation of documents for application for approval of the Minister and registration of transfer with the Water Registry. Dealing with transfer of Water Access Licences in NSW and transactions involving water schemes and syndicates
  • Assistance with sale and purchase of commercial and investment properties
  • Assistance with sale and transfer of aged care units 
  • Assistance with transfer of holiday and lifestyle properties including managed holiday units and houseboat moorings.
  • Full range of property services for rural and agricultural property sale or purchase transactions including transfer of water rights, transfer of agricultural licences and permits, subdivisions, consolidations, dealing with easements and zoning, and land use issues.


  • Assistance with subdividing land or establishing strata title properties including liaising with your surveyor and lodgement of documents at the Land Titles Office.
  • Assisting with off-the-plan sales of lots and strata requirements.


  • assistance with sale or purchase of businesses of all types including assistance with transfer of liquor licences, permits, business names, transfer of leases
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating lease  agreements and disclosure statements for either landlords or tenants
  • Attending to registration of leases where necessary
  • Preparation of renewal of lease documents 
  • Assisting with providing advice and arranging execution of mortgage and guarantee documents
  • Personal loan agreements
  • Preparation of wills and powers of attorney documents and incorporating property into estate planning.
  • Testamentary trusts and asset protection
  • Full range of probate and deceased estate services for both small and large estates in Victoria and NSW including managing collection and distribution of assets to beneficiaries, property transfers, provision of advice and dealing will all court documents and applications for probate or letters of administration

Our Team

Dianne Taylor – Principal Solicitor
Dianne has been practising in property law for over 34 years, first in Melbourne and then for the last 30 years in Echuca, operating the DW Law legal practice after making a tree change.

“We really enjoy being able to help our clients through the maze of processes necessary to buy or sell real estate and do our best to make a complex transaction as easy as possible for them. We take a proactive client-focused approach which, coupled with our experience in practice, enables us to often pre-empt and navigate around any likely pitfalls our clients might encounter in the course of their matter. Property matters are becoming ever more complex and our clients appreciate that we can take care of all the details for them.”

Karen Hales – Senior clerk – settlements water transactions
Karen has been with DW Law for over 20 years and attends to completion of all property settlements and water transfers on behalf of our clients. Her banking background, as well as extensive experience in dealing with settlements in the PEXA electronic settlement and State Revenue Office platforms, helps to ensure smooth completion of matters on behalf of our clients.

Linda Pearl – Senior clerk – pre-settlement & accounting
Linda has also been with DW Law for over 20 years and manages many pre-settlement tasks for property sales and purchases as well as overseeing all our accounting. Linda chooses to work at our reception desk as she enjoys being able to greet and assist clients in person and she will usually be able to help you with most questions you might have during the conveyancing process.

Sage Taylor – legal assistant – reception & document preparation
Sage is usually the first person you will speak with on the phone or if you drop into the office in person. Her friendly and capable manner will let you know instantly that you are in good hands. Sage takes care of all new client enquiries as well as assisting Dianne with preparation of Contracts of Sale, Wills and other documents.

Why Choose DW Law?

With over 30 years in practice, our team has the experience and the knowledge to to meet your property law needs.

We recognize that each client's situation is unique. Our approach is personalized to address your specific requirements and objectives need.

At DW Law, our clients are our top priority. We are committed to clear communication, attention to detail and delivering results that exceed expectations.

As a regional law firm with extensive local knowledge, we have experience of a wide range of property types and purposes including residential, commercial, lifestyle and farming. 

We adhere to the highest ethical standards in our legal practice, providing you with peace of mind and trust in our services.

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Our Team

Meet the Attorneys


I have really valued the time that you gave us during the selling process...we could ask you anything. You are a great team! Thank you.


I honestly do not know how she keeps it all together with all of paperwork .. Linda just gets it all done and all done right. She is amazing and makes my life so much easier


A huge thank you for your assistance with my purchase, absolutely above and beyond. I am extremely pleased with the service I received. Please pass my thanks along to Dianne and the team, you have all been wonderful to deal with.


Thanks to you and DW law team for your work, second to none helping us purchase our new home. Very happy.

We would like to thank you for the excellent service you have given us over the last 4 years. Please also pass on our thanks to Dianne for her guidance and assistance and to Karen for the exceptional service she has given us. We can now look forward to the next chapter of our relocation to Echuca/Moama.


We would like to thank all the team at DW Law for their timely, efficient and caring services provided to us in the sale of our property.


Thank you so much for being so helpful and amazing. Karen and Linda made everything so easy and I truly wouldn't have been able to do it without you.


Your service was first class and every one that we dealt with were most courteous, highly professional and extremely helpful. Your handling of the contracts made our job so much easier and we can all move on.


With every purchase and sale, the whole process has just been so seamless, we really appreciate all the work you all put in for us.


You have been responsive, professional and always met any commitments made. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and the legal practice.


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