SWS pounds the pavement for Move for Mai-Wel

03/08/2020

SWS Lawyers will be participating in Move for Mai-Wel during the month of August to raise funds for the Mai-Wel Group.

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SWS Lawyers named as a finalist in Australian Law Awards 2020

Richard Suters 27/07/2020

We are very pleased to announce that our team has been recognised as a finalist in the Australian Law Awards 2020.

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SWS LAWYERS COVID-19 RESPONSE STATEMENT #3 (UPDATE 3 JULY 2020)

03/07/2020

As a consequence of the further relaxation of the restrictions on workplaces and gatherings of people in New South Wales, SWS Lawyers has made further adjustments to the way we conduct our business.

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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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