2022 Australian Law Awards - Finalist: 'Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year'

Derek Charge 08/07/2022

Finalist: 'Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year' - for a fifth consecutive year!

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Staff Promotions @ SWS Lawyers - Koreen Partridge and Emma Sheen

30/06/2022

SWS Lawyers is delighted to announce the promotion of Koreen Partridge to Senior Associate and Emma Sheen to Associate commencing from 1 July 2022.

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Corporate and Commercial

Restraints of trade - not all roses in commercial dealings

Richard Suters 03/02/2022

Commercial documents frequently contain restraints of trade designed to protect a party’s commercial interests. In this article, Richard Suters, Principal of the Corporate and Commercial team discusses the validity of restraint of trade provisions and how to avoid your restraint being successfully challenged.

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Property and Planning

Preparing for the 2022 Land Tax Year

Paul Jayne 03/02/2022

Despite our Premier, Mr Dominic Perrottet, claiming that “when it comes to our economy and the biggest impediment on economic growth, the number one area for states is taxes”, it appears that land tax is here to stay. Property owners should be aware of how land tax provisions apply to their land holdings and how much it is going to cost them.

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Property and Planning

New Water Sharing Planned for the Hunter

Paul Jayne 03/02/2022

Following the Natural Resource Commission’s (NRC) 10 yearly review of NSW water sharing plans, the NRC has recommended that the Water Sharing Plan for the Hunter Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2009 (NSW) be replaced.

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