4 September 2020

An Update on the Virgin Administration
Pain and Suffering Revisited: Parkin -v- Amaca Pty Ltd [2020] WASC 306
“Probate Caveats” – What are they and who do they protect?
Shift Work, Ordinary Hours and the Payment of Personal Leave
An Update on the Virgin Administration

Ryan Lennon
Special Counsel

We published an article on 29 April 2020 about the Administration of Virgin Australia (and many associated entities); Australia’s then second largest airline.  What is it now? Since that article, …
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Pain and Suffering Revisited: Parkin -v- Amaca Pty Ltd [2020] WASC 306

Stephen Williams
Managing Partner

On 27 August 2020, the Supreme Court handed down the most eagerly anticipated decision for asbestos litigators since Lowes v Amaca Pty Ltd [2011] WASC 287. Lowes was the last …
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“Probate Caveats” – What are they and who do they protect?

Kellie Woods
Special Counsel

Mention of the word: “caveat” is often accompanied by thoughts about restraints on the title to land. But, references to a: “caveat” in relation to deceased Estates is usually reference to what is commonly referred to as a: “Probate Caveat”, which does not necessarily involve restraint on land.
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Shift Work, Ordinary Hours and the Payment of Personal Leave

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

The understanding of these three commonly used, yet easily misunderstood constructs was recently tackled by the High Court in Modelez Australia v AMWU [2020] HCA 29. This decision is of particular importance to those employers whose employees are either part-time, or whose ordinary hours of work are compressed over less than the traditional five day week.
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