The practice of Peter Tierney Lawyer merged with Warren McKeon Dickson Pty Limited on 1 July 2011 becoming WMD Law. The firm has evolved over the years and has over 20 years of local history.

The firm currently employs 2 lawyers, Julie Duce and Louise Allery who have over 50 years experience between them. Both Julie and Louise have family from the area. Our lawyers and their support staff, many of whom grew up in the area, have a strong involvement in the community with local sporting and community organisations.

Our Valuable Team


Julie Duce
Associate Director

Julie specialises in the areas of probate, estate administration and contested estates matters under the Family Provision and Succession Acts, both in ACT and NSW jurisdictions.  Julie also practises in conveyancing and commercial leasing and litigation.

Julie has extensive experience as a mediator and proudly provides her clients a range of alternative dispute resolution options.  She is a member of the NSW and ACT Law Societies and has delivered corporate seminars in the areas of estate and retirement planning.


Louise Allery

Louise Allery grew up in regional NSW and relocated to the far south coast in 2010.   Following her postgraduate studies Louise has focused her practice at WMD Law primarily in the area of family law and she can provide advice and assistance to resolve all property and parenting issues.

Louise’s practice also includes commercial law, taking advantage of her commercial and finance law background, and estate planning.  Louise is a member of the NSW Law Society and the Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section.


Nikkita Manning
Licensed Conveyancer

Nikkita Manning grew up in Merimbula and completed her HSC at Eden Marine High School. Nikkita studied Conveyancing Law & Practice through Macquarie University, she became a Licensed Conveyancer in 2010. Nikkita has experience in a number of conveyancing areas, particularly in residential and rural conveyancing as well as rural subdivisions and developments.

Nikkita is also a Justice of the Peace in NSW. She regularly participates in property courses and seminars and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers.


Denis Bowles
Senior Consultant

Denis has specialised in commercial law for the last 20 years and has advised on major corporate reconstructions, public floats and insolvency law matters including major insolvencies ($80 Million + turnover companies), preference claims, deeds of company arrangement. As a result, Denis has gained extensive experience negotiating with banks, unions, shareholders and creditors.