SWS congratulates Elizabeth McDonald on Government Leadership Award


Congratulations to Principal, Elizabeth McDonald, on receiving an Australian Government Endeavour Executive Leadership Award. Elizabeth was recognised as an emerging leader in clean energy and sustainability.

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Corporate and Commercial

Mind your own business - or risk a hefty penalty

Richard Suters 11/11/2019

Is your business meetings its privacy law requirements? In this article, Richard Suters and Laura Bain of our Corporate & Commercial team provide their tips on how to achieve compliance with Australian privacy laws.

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Susan Moran appointed to Mai-Wel Board


Principal of SWS Lawyer’s Litigation team and employment law specialist Susan Moran has been appointed to the Mai-Wel board of directors.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Change is the one constant

Phillip Hewitt 29/10/2019

Being prepared means having a plan. In business, taking the time to plan for succession is critical. SWS Lawyers’ business succession specialist Phillip Hewitt guides you through what you need to know in Hunter Headline.

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Balance in the workplace


In a high pressure environment, particularly for women who also want to have a family and retain their career, find out how SWS Lawyers' Susan Moran guides and assists our region’s young lawyers by encouraging and supporting workplace equity and balance. A big thanks to the Newcastle Herald for today’s Business Q&A feature.

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Andrew Windybank participates on University of Newcastle corporate discussion panel


Last week, Andrew Windybank, Principal of the Corporate and Commercial team, presented to law students at a corporate panel at the University of Newcastle.

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Andrew Windybank presents at University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)


Earlier this month, Andrew Windybank, Principal of the Corporate team, presented at University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network at I2N Hub.

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Richard Suters speaks to the Newcastle Herald about supporting The Civic Theatre


Richard Suters, Principal of the Corporate and Commercial team, was published in the Newcastle Herald today discussing the importance of supporting Newcastle's theatre arts and cultural scene.

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Employment Law / Industrial Relations

Significant changes to payment for Personal Leave

Susan Moran 11/09/2019

Employers will need to review the way that they pay their employees personal leave, particularly shift workers and part-time employees.

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Corporate and Commercial

Cartel Conduct in M&A - Don't Jump the Gun

Andrew Windybank 04/09/2019

How should merging parties operate to avoid civil or criminal prosecution?  In this article, Andrew Windybank and Emma Morris of our Corporate & Commercial team consider 'gun jumping' in the context of M&A transactions.

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