Newslet­ters

Pre­vi­ous newsletters

Swaab Con­nect — Octo­ber 2018

Our Octo­ber issue of Swaab Con­nect launch­es the new look of our newslet­ters fol­low­ing the renam­ing of the firm as Swaab and a new look and web­site going live. In this issue, Annette Wil­son and Kate­ri­na Lon­er­gan exam­ine the con­se­quences of fail­ing to dis­close assets in fam­i­ly law pro­ceed­ings, in their arti­cle ​‘Show me the mon­ey’ and Eric Ziehlke explores what Brex­it will mean for trade marks in the UK. In this edi­tion we also share the MER­I­TAS guide, ​‘A Glob­al Roadmap to Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion’ and a recent ​‘Mon­ey News’ radio inter­view with Michael Byrnes in which casu­al employ­ment was discussed.
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Swaab Con­nect — August 2018

In this edi­tion of Swaab Con­nect, we cel­e­brate Swaab’s re-cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in Mer­i­tas, a glob­al alliance of inde­pen­dent busi­ness law firms. We also share the pho­tos from our Awe­some Women’s Din­ner, a night to cel­e­brate Sydney’s Awe­some Women who are chang­ing the face and focus of our econ­o­my and soci­ety. Also in this edi­tion, Alis­tair Jaque and team high­light 5 things to bear in mind in rela­tion to estab­lish­ment fees from lenders, Michael Byrnes looks at the lat­est con­se­quence of the Wein­stein rev­e­la­tions and the #MeToo move­ment and Sher­lene Heng con­sid­ers alco­hol and its poten­tial impact on par­ent­ing matters. 
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Swaab Con­nect — July 2018

As the school hol­i­days around NSW start, Sher­lene Heng exam­ines how the Fam­i­ly Law Act and the courts deter­mine par­ent­ing arrange­ments dur­ing school hol­i­day time. Michael Byrnes shares two arti­cles this month, first­ly on the recent AHRC report into dis­crim­i­na­tion in employ­ment on the basis of crim­i­nal record and sec­ond­ly the atten­tion an unfair dis­missal case can receive and what employ­ees and employ­ers need to be aware of when bring­ing a mat­ter before the Fair Work Commission.
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Swaab Con­nect — June 2018

This month, we share updates to the GST with­hold­ing régime that com­mence in July 2018, and dis­cuss pri­va­cy fol­low­ing the recent Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion cre­at­ed by the Euro­pean Coun­cil and Par­lia­ment. In this edi­tion, Michael Byrnes shares 3 tips for employ­ers on com­mu­ni­cat­ing ter­mi­na­tion and Sher­lene Heng explains how tax can come into play dur­ing a fam­i­ly law proceeding.
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Swaab Con­nect — May 2018

In this, our 100th edi­tion of Swaab Con­nect, we cel­e­brate win­ning the inau­gur­al Mer­i­tas ​‘Inno­vate to Ele­vate’ award. We also cel­e­brate Emma Flem­ing and Cecil­ia Rose and their rank­ings in the Doyle Guide. In this edi­tion, Eric Ziehk­le writes about pro­tect­ing the IP in your web­site and Michael Byrnes exam­ines the first cat­e­go­ry 1 WHS pros­e­cu­tion in NSW.
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Swaab Con­nect — April 2018

In this edi­tion of Swaab Con­nect Richard Ott­ley exam­ines whether, if an employ­ee resigns, can they then with­draw it? Michael Phillips shares part 2 of his arti­cle on Equi­ty Crowd Fund­ing fol­low­ing the CSF Régime which cam into effect on 29 Sep­tem­ber 2017. Employ­ment Part­ner, Michael Byrnes asks What’s in a name? How does a job title effect mod­ern award cov­er­age? We also con­grat­u­late Mary Digiglio and Tony D’Agostino on their recent rank­ings in Doyles Guide.
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Swaab Con­nect — March 2018

In this issue Angela Har­vey and Esther Khoo share why you busi­ness needs a com­pa­ny pow­er of attor­ney. Michael Byrnes exam­ines the legal posi­tion of swear­ing in the work­place and Richard Ott­ley writes about what is at stake when fac­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
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Swaab Con­nect — Feb­ru­ary 2018

This month, we wel­come Michael Byrnes, employ­ment part­ner to the firm. We also share two of his arti­cles, ​‘Sex­u­al harass­ment in the post-Wein­stein age — What’s next for employ­ers?’ and ​‘Lack of pro­ce­dur­al fair­ness doesn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly mean unfair dis­missal’. Fam­i­ly Law Senior Asso­ciate, Lin­da McGirr writes about how the issue of asset sep­a­ra­tion is dealt with by the court in ​‘It’s mine, I got it after we broke up.’
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