August 2015

Principles of OSH Liability in WA Where Principals Engage Specialist Contractors
Local Governments To Ensure Contractors Do Not Exploit Workers
The A – Z of Insolvent Trustees
Do As You Wish, Just Be Clear
How to Manage Workers’ Compensation Claims – Inhouse Counsel
Maximising the Value of Written Legal Advice

Kott Gunning is pleased to announce the launch of a new Serious Incident Response Guide. The pocket sized booklet is a handy toolkit to guide employers, safety professionals and officers through the necessary steps following a serious health and safety incident in the workplace.

As part of the launch the Employment Law and Workplace Health and Safety Team has officially opened a new 24 Hour Emergency Health and Safety Response Line so that our team can assist in a frontline response to health and safety emergencies.

For more information please click here

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Principles of OSH Liability in WA Where Principals Engage Specialist Contractors

Between 2008 and 2012, the Supreme Court of Western Australia handed down a series of decisions, arising from two incidents relating to the OSH liability of principals who engage specialist …
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Local Governments To Ensure Contractors Do Not Exploit Workers

Greg Mohen
Partner

As a matter of public policy and good governance Local Governments have a duty to ensure that when they enter into contracting arrangements, the businesses they contract with comply with …
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The A – Z of Insolvent Trustees

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

The insolvency of a company which is the trustee of a trust presents particular challenges for creditors, insolvency practitioners, and beneficiaries. A recent case[1] in the WA Supreme Court provides …
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Do As You Wish, Just Be Clear

Ann Spencer
Senior Associate

Steven Rainoldi probably thought he was doing the right thing; he was diagnosed with terminal cancer so prepared a homemade will on 13 July 2006. He died on 8 April …
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How to Manage Workers’ Compensation Claims – Inhouse Counsel

Stephen Williams
Partner

In the August issue of the LexisNexis Inhouse Counsel newsletter Kott Gunning partner, Stephen Williams, provides a Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) perspective on how employers should manage …
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Maximising the Value of Written Legal Advice

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

A large part of the service that Local Government lawyers provide to Local Government is the giving of written advice. That advice can be wide and varied dealing with any …
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