2022 Australian Deaf Games – One Year to GoRichard Suters 28/04/2021
SWS Lawyers is proud to be the Honorary Legal Advisors and Platinum Corporate Sponsor to the 2022 Australian Deaf Games, which will be held in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie from 16-23 April 2022. On 16 April, principals Derek Charge, Richard Suters and Andrew Windybank attended an event at the Newcastle Museum to celebrate the ‘One year to Go’ milestone for the Games.
Who owns the copyright in work created by an employee?Richard Suters 21/12/2020
An employee may create original work when performing their duties. It is important for employers to understand who owns the copyright in such work. This issue becomes particularly important when the work is of significant value. This article will explore the current position under Australian law regarding the ownership of copyright in work created by employees.
Director identification numbers for all Australian directorsRichard Suters 21/12/2020
Legislation requiring all directors of Australian corporations to have a unique identification number received Royal Assent earlier this year. A principal purpose of the legislation is to increase director accountability. This article will explore the changes and what steps should be taken in preparation for the new obligations.
Time to review your terms and conditions in preparation for upcoming change to Australian Consumer LawRichard Suters 26/08/2020
From July 2021, the definition of “consumer” in the Australian Consumer Law will be significantly broadened. Suppliers of goods or services should consider the implications of the change and otherwise take the opportunity to review their terms and conditions of supply.