April 2015

PPS eh? Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act — the Final Report
Marijuana User Fails in Bid for Reinstatement
Setting Aside Statutory Demands . . . on Conditions
Knowledge and Approval of a Will
Disclosure Obligation and Consequences of Non-Disclosure

Kott Gunning partner Louis van Aardt reviews the much anticipated 530 page final report into the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), which was tabled in Parliament on 18 March 2015. Louis examines, in particular, some reform proposals in relation to the treatment of certain leases and bailments as security interests and the report’s recommendations regarding the simplification of the Personal Property Securities Register. Follow the discussion on Kott Gunning’s “PPSA Discussion Forum” on LinkedIn and share your views.

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PPS eh? Statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act — the Final Report

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) has been in force for over three years. In the April issue of the LexisNexis Inhouse Counsel newsletter Louis van Aardt reviewed …
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Marijuana User Fails in Bid for Reinstatement

In October 2014, we reported on the case of Mr Toms, who was employed as a ferry master.  An accident occurred for which Mr Toms was at fault.  It emerged …
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Setting Aside Statutory Demands . . . on Conditions

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

In our September legal updates, we reported on a decision of the Western Australia Court of Appeal, Pravenkav Group Pty Ltd v Diploma Construction (WA) Pty Ltd.  In that case, …
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Knowledge and Approval of a Will

Greg Mohen
Partner

A will prepared and witnessed by a lawyer does not guarantee the testator will know and approve the will’s content. Case note: Veall v Veall [2015] VSCA 60 The testator, …
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Disclosure Obligation and Consequences of Non-Disclosure

Loretta Carè
Partner

A common concern following the breakdown of a relationship is that the other party may be attempting to hide assets available for distribution or their earnings or income.  This is …
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