February 2015

$25 Million is Adequate Provision
Jurisdiction of the SAT Clarified
The Exceptions to the Indefeasibility of Torrens Title
Death and Social Media Account Access
Property Settlement and Inheritance Misconceptions

As mentioned in last month’s Update, a final report on the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) has been completed and will soon be published.  We anticipate that the final report will make some significant recommendations as to the simplification of the PPSA including changes to the current laws regarding the taking of security over leased assets.  Kott Gunning partner, Louis van Aardt, will provide an update on these recommendations including the implications for businesses when the report is made available.  Join the discussion on Kott Gunning’s “PPSA Discussion Forum” on LinkedIn and share your views.

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$25 Million is Adequate Provision

Mark Fatharly
Partner

On 26 February 2015 Master Sanderson of the Supreme Court of Western Australia delivered a decision in the matter of Mead v Lemon [2015] WASC 71 in which he found …
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Jurisdiction of the SAT Clarified

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

The Supreme Court of Western Australia recently confirmed that the State Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) did not have the jurisdiction to find that a local government council member had committed a …
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The Exceptions to the Indefeasibility of Torrens Title

David Miller
Consultant

In 1993 Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd settled legal proceedings brought against CSIRO on the basis that it was paid the amount of $9.5 million.  Entries were then made …
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Death and Social Media Account Access

Mark Fatharly
Partner

Online Platforms Globally there are billions of email and social media accounts across Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and numerous other platforms.  An ABC news report of 6 …
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Property Settlement and Inheritance Misconceptions

A common misconception amongst people who are going through a property settlement is that property, in particular inheritances, can automatically fall into a ‘protected category’ and are separate to the …
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