SWS Lawyers named as a finalist in Australian Law Awards 2020Richard 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.
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.
COVID-19 Update: Transport and logisticsElizabeth 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.
Corporate Update: Online meetings and electronic document executionAndrew 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.
Creating or changing a will or power of attorney during the COVID-19 pandemicPhillip 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.
Intellectual Property Updates in response to COVID-19 pandemicAnnick 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.
SWS Lawyers named honorary legal advisors for 2022 Australian Deaf Games16/04/2020
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.
COVID-19 and the Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial LeasingElizabeth 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.
UPDATE: COVID-19 Temporary Government Relief from Insolvent TradingJames 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.