December 2015

5 Things You Need To Know – New Planning Requirements For Bushfire Prone Areas
Workers’ Compensation WA – Getting Your Fair Share
Family Provision Act Claims – When Executors are left “Holding The Baby”
Occupational Safety and Health – Getting Burned Twice

Welcome to the December edition of our newsletter. This month we bring you articles on insurance, risk, estate litigation and local government law.

Congratulations to Anne Wood who was promoted to partner in the Local Government team, effective 1 January.

The SunSmart State Open & Age Long Course Swimming Championships finished yesterday. 473 swimmers from 47 Swimming WA Clubs competed over 4 days and 44 records were broken! Well done to all the competitors, volunteers and event crew for making the championships a highlight on Swimming WA’s calendar.

If you would like to attend a Swimming WA event as a guest of Kott Gunning’s, or be sponsored to participate in an Open Water Swimming event – please email Tanya on tkay@kottgunn.com.au  

On behalf of everyone at Kott Gunning Lawyers, we wish you a happy, relaxing break and all the very best for the coming year.

Please note our offices will be closed from 25 December, reopening on 4 January.

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5 Things You Need To Know – New Planning Requirements For Bushfire Prone Areas

Anne Wood
Partner

New planning requirements for bushfire prone areas came into force on 7 December 2015 which impact on the assessment of new developments and subdivisions. How will this affect new development …
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Workers’ Compensation WA – Getting Your Fair Share

Stephen Williams
Partner

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) contains statutory limits on the amounts of compensation paid to injured workers. This article comments on the circumstances in which the …
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Family Provision Act Claims – When Executors are left “Holding The Baby”

Ann Spencer
Senior Associate

You have been appointed executor, the testator has died and now there’s a Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) (Family Provision Act) claim on foot and the other beneficiaries want nothing …
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Occupational Safety and Health – Getting Burned Twice

Stephen Williams
Partner

In the Update Don’t Play with Fire published on 25 July 2015 we discussed the outcome of the case of Canny v Primepower Engineering Pty Ltd and Allianz Australia Insurance …
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