Elizabeth McDonald's recent interview with the Newcastle Herald

03/12/2018

Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of the Property team, recently discussed the firm’s summer clerkship program with the Newcastle Herald.

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Property and Planning

Using section 88K easement rights to secure access for your property development

Elizabeth McDonald 30/08/2018

In this article, Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our property and planning group, explains how a property owner can use section 88K of the Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW) to secure an interest in a neighbouring property to assist with a development project.

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Corporate and Commercial

Preliminary Agreements – are you bound?

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial law group, considers how recent cases have dealt with issues relating to intention of the parties when entering into preliminary agreements.

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Corporate and Commercial

A Safe Harbour In Uncertain Waters

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, considers the recent introduction of a ‘safe harbour’ regime to protect company directors from attracting personal liability.

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Dispute Resolution | Employment Law / Industrial Relations

Chain of Responsibility is Changing: Your Obligations under the Amended Heavy Vehicle National Law

Susan Moran 31/07/2018

In this article, Susan Moran, Principal of our dispute resolution team, sets out some of the key reforms for businesses involved in the heavy vehicle transportation industry to be aware of.

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Property and Planning

Green hedging through Power Purchase Agreements: 3 property law questions to consider upfront

Elizabeth McDonald 31/07/2018

In this article, Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our property and planning team explains what PPAs are and discusses 3 property law questions to consider when entering into a PPA.

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SWS Lawyers named as Finalist in Australian Law Awards 2018

Richard Suters 17/07/2018

We are very pleased to announce that SWS Lawyers is a finalist in the Australian Law Awards 2018 for Regional/Suburban Law Firm of the Year.

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SWS Lawyers Promotion News - Erin Brown

Richard Suters 16/07/2018

SWS Lawyers is delighted to announce the promotion of Erin Brown to Special Counsel.

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Dispute Resolution

Employment Law Update: Discrimination Action By The Fair Work Ombudsman

Susan Moran 25/06/2018

Susan Moran, Principal of our dispute resolution team, considers recent action by the Fair Work Ombudsman which highlights the importance of employers complying with their record-keeping obligations.

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Corporate and Commercial

Privacy and data breaches - are you compliant?

Richard Suters 13/03/2018

In this article, Richard Suters, Principal of of our Corporate and Commercial group, considers the impact of the new privacy laws and how businesses should respond to an eligible data breach.

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