January 2020

Outfoxed? Workers’ Compensation Appeals
The Consequences of Incorrectly Terminating a Contract
Event Law – Who is my Customer?
Honesty and Good Faith Changes the Strata Title Laws

Welcome to 2020 and Kott Gunning’s first Legal Update for the new decade.

On 14 February, Kott Gunning Consultant Brenton Oakley will present Contracts 101 – Terminating Contracts without using Arnie. This seminar is designed to assist local government officers involved in the drafting and administration of contracts, how contracts work and how to go about terminating a contract. If you are interested, please contact marketing@kottgunn.com.au for more information.

Outfoxed? Workers’ Compensation Appeals

Stephen Williams
Managing Partner

A recent case examined whether the arbitrator who made the decision being appealed against had made an error on a question of law.
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The Consequences of Incorrectly Terminating a Contract

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

Whilst contracts are designed to govern what the parties are required to do and when they are required to do it a contract should also provide for what happens if things do not go according to plan or if one party fails to do what they are contracted to do either wholly or in part.

The right to terminate is integral to a contract, but there can be costly consequences if a party gets this wrong.
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Event Law – Who is my Customer?

Private: Tim Kennedy
Partner

With the event industry, it is important to identify exactly who you are dealing with in order to determine who is responsible for the final account and/or provision of goods and services.
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Honesty and Good Faith Changes the Strata Title Laws

John Park
Partner

Changes made to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) imposes duties of honesty and good faith on strata managers.
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