COVID-19 Update: Transport and logistics

Elizabeth McDonald 12/05/2020

Australia's Federal and State Governments have announced various measures to assist Australia's air freight industry and heavy vehicle industry as a response to COVID-19.

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Corporate and Commercial

Corporate Update: Online meetings and electronic document execution

Andrew Windybank 07/05/2020

In response to the change in business practices due to COVID-19, on Tuesday 5 May 2020 the Federal Treasurer implemented temporary amendments to the requirements under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) regulating meetings and execution of company documents.

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Family Wealth & Business Succession

Creating or changing a will or power of attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic

Phillip Hewitt 27/04/2020

Making or changing your estate plan during the COVID-19 pandemic has just become easier with new laws that allow wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardian appointments to be made by Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime.

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Intellectual Property and IT

Intellectual Property Updates in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Annick Vincent 20/04/2020

The IP team at SWS Lawyers is closely monitoring announcements made by IP Australia and international IP offices and corresponding with overseas co-advisors to provide the latest information to our clients.

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SWS Lawyers named honorary legal advisors for 2022 Australian Deaf Games

16/04/2020

SWS Lawyers is pleased to announce its corporate partnership with the 2022 Australian Deaf Games to be staged in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area.

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Property and Planning

COVID-19 and the Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing

Elizabeth McDonald 09/04/2020

The Prime Minister released the “Mandatory Code of Conduct” for SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 on 7 April 2020. Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our Property and Planning team, unpacks the Code and what implications it may have for you as a landlord or tenant.

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Corporate and Commercial

UPDATE: COVID-19 Temporary Government Relief from Insolvent Trading

James Stevenson 06/04/2020

In our previous article, we summarised the elements of the second economic stimulus package announced by the Australian Government. As anticipated, the associated legislation has now been enacted. In light of the legislation and further announcements made over the past week, we now provide an update for directors on the impact of the temporary relief measures.

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SWS Lawyers COVID-19 Response Statement #2 (update 1 April 2020)

01/04/2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic and Government directives continue to impact on our daily lives, we wanted to provide an update on how SWS Lawyers is continuing to serve our clients in these unique and difficult circumstances.

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Corporate and Commercial

COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts – What you need to know

Richard Suters 26/03/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently having an unprecedented impact on business operations and the ability to satisfy contractual obligations. In this article, Richard Suters, Commercial Principal, considers how force majeure provisions and the doctrine of frustration may be engaged in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Property and Planning

Dealing with property while social distancing

Elizabeth McDonald 25/03/2020

As we come to grips with a health and social reality unlike anything we have ever known, there are important things we can do.  As property lawyers, our team’s responsibility is to ensure you can continue your property dealings as seamlessly as possible.  This article explains how we will ensure your property dealings can continue in a time of social distancing.

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