SWS congratulates Elizabeth McDonald on Government Leadership Award

14/11/2019

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

11/11/2019

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

22/10/2019

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

26/09/2019

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)

20/09/2019

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

11/09/2019

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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