April 2019

New Statutory Obligations on Strata – Will it Lead to Fewer Disagreements?
Date Fast Approaching for Incorporated Associations to Update Rules
What is Strata Titled Land and How is it Managed?
Silicosis – a “Nationwide Epidemic”?
Resolving the “Gordian Knot” – Competing Land Use Classifications in WA
What You Need to Know About Divorce in Australia Versus America

Welcome to our April newsletter. Some wickedness resides herein; read on.

Last month we celebrated with the best of business at the AIM WA Pinnacle Awards. We’re so pleased that the Kott Gunning Lawyers Emerging Business Excellence Award went to local startup Appbot, whose software is used by thousands of companies to improve customer experience. That’s something Kott Gunning is passionate about and we look forward to watching the progress of this WA success story.

Congratulations also to new Fremantle business Cool Beans Campers. Their very “cool” handmade custom campers won them the Kott Gunning New Product Award at the Perth Caravan and Camping Show.

Back by popular demand this month is another practical Will and Estate Planning seminar by Claire Hawke-Gundill. You, your family and friends are all invited to take up our special centenary will offer. Please register on Eventbrite, or contact us for more info at events@kottgunn.com.au

Our centenary year is in full swing. Don’t forget to follow #kottgunning100years on LinkedinFacebook and Instagram.

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New Statutory Obligations on Strata – Will it Lead to Fewer Disagreements?

John Park
Partner

There are some interesting legal issues entangled amongst the strata reforms including “good faith”; what is that anyway? Is it “wicked”?
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Date Fast Approaching for Incorporated Associations to Update Rules

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

Incorporated Associations have until 30 June 2019 to ensure their rules are compliant with the New Act.
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What is Strata Titled Land and How is it Managed?

John Park
Partner

Strata development, ownership and use can be beset with misinformation, misunderstanding, disagreement and conflict as this article attempts to clarify.
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Silicosis – a “Nationwide Epidemic”?

Stephen Williams
Partner

The WA Government issued a Safety Alert for the problem in November 2018. The Vic Government…one of the strictest workplace standards in the world to prevent silicosis.
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Resolving the “Gordian Knot” – Competing Land Use Classifications in WA

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

A must read for councils wanting to avoid problems with the characterisation of uses in a local planning scheme where there are competing land use classifications.
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What You Need to Know About Divorce in Australia Versus America

Danielle Hadida
Lawyer

Clarifies the differences between the American system of marriage and divorce and the Australian system.
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