Surry Partners Lawyers
  Edition No. 2 | 22 May 2013  

Welcome to the latest edition of Surry Partners Lawyers newsletter.

We welcome James Hamilton to Surry Partners. James is formerly a partner at Holding Redlich and, prior to that Baker & McKenzie, specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency law. James’ experience and expertise is a welcome addition to our commercial practice.

Follow this link to James’ profile page on our website. He has contributed his first article to this newsletter on the importance of shareholder agreements for small to medium size enterprises.

Please contact us on 02 9318 6400 or email if you would like any further information about any of the articles.


The Surry Partners Team

Social Media and the Workplace

The world of social media is growing exponentially, as is its impact on all stages of employment, from recruitment to post- termination. Employers who fail to keep abreast of these developments may find themselves breaching laws and/or ethical standards, either directly or through the conduct of their employees. This article outlines the relationship between social media and the workplace at each stage of employment, and considers the steps employers can take to ensure compliance with laws and ethical standards, and still reap benefits that social media provides.

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SME Shareholder Agreements – preventative medicine

I have recently acted in a number of SME (small to medium size enterprises) shareholder disputes requiring my disputes and insolvency expertise. These disputes came about as result of diminishing profits and the financial pressures then faced by the directors. I have seen many other triggers cause a serious breakdown of trust between SME owners and a consequent dispute or management deadlock.

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Trade Mark Scams - Client Alert

We have become increasingly aware of trade mark scams operating to deceive registered trade mark owners into paying money to “maintain the registration” of their marks. As most of our clients list Surry Partners as their address for service for all correspondence relating to their trade marks, we are usually able to intercept these communications. However, recently, some of you have been sent these letters requiring payment directly and have contacted us for advice.

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In this edition
Social Media and the Workplace
SME Shareholder Agreements – preventative medicine
Trade Mark Scams - Client Alert
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