New Appointments @ SWS Lawyers - Derek Charge and Paul Jayne join our team


These are exciting times for SWS Lawyers.

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Intellectual Property and IT

Who owns the copyright in work created by an employee?

Richard Suters 21/12/2020

An employee may create original work when performing their duties. It is important for employers to understand who owns the copyright in such work. This issue becomes particularly important when the work is of significant value. This article will explore the current position under Australian law regarding the ownership of copyright in work created by employees.

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Corporate and Commercial

Director identification numbers for all Australian directors

Richard Suters 21/12/2020

Legislation requiring all directors of Australian corporations to have a unique identification number received Royal Assent earlier this year. A principal purpose of the legislation is to increase director accountability. This article will explore the changes and what steps should be taken in preparation for the new obligations.

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Property and Planning

Commercial and Retail Leasing during the Covid-19 Pandemic Period


Since April, the NSW Government has passed the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (Covid-19) Regulation 2020, amended that Regulation, repealed that Regulation and replaced it with a new regulation and, most recently, announced a Regulation #3 for a limited class of tenants until March 2021. Having trouble working out your obligations and rights as a landlord or tenant? This article provides an overview of the key things you need to know.

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Employment Law / Industrial Relations

After a challenging year, JobKeeper is still available to some - what changes can these employers make to their workforces?

Susan Moran 21/12/2020

What Covid-19 Fair Work Act changes remain in place to assist employers manage their workforce? We set out below the current status.

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