June 2016

The New Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – The Duties of Officers
Anshun Estoppel – The Risks Of Waiting, 25 Years On
District Court Assessment of Damages in the Western Australian CTP scheme

Welcome to the June edition of our monthly electronic newsletter.

This month we bring you articles on insurance and risk; employment law; and the fourth in a series of legal updates on the key features and reforms under the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) that is expected to come into operation on 1 July 2016.

Our Local Government team has been busy this month conducting a number of training sessions. Experienced practitioner Laurie James AM and Tim Lethbridge, partner in the firm’s Employment Law and Workplace Safety team, presented an inhouse training session at the City of Mandurah on Construction Projects including AS2124 and AS4122; Site Safety Responsibilities for Local Governments; and the role of the Superintendent.

Brenton Oakley and Philip Mavor’s presentation on Gift Provisions for Local Governments is proving to be very popular with local governments keen to get a handle on the provisions as they apply to local government.

If you are interested in training on a particular topic, please contact Tanya Kay on 08 9321 3755 to discuss your particular requirements.

We are pleased to advise that Local Government partner Anne Wood has been invited to attend the Norman Waterhouse Local Government conference in Adelaide on 12 August. The program features a panel discussion featuring Deputy Director-General, Planning, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning in Queensland; the CEO of the Whitehorse City Council and the CEO of the City of Vincent. Norman Waterhouse is a member of the ADVOC international network of independent law firms, the same network that Kott Gunning Lawyers is a member of. The event program can be viewed here

Also, just a reminder please let us know if you are interested in attending the 4th ADVOC International Business Law conference from 15 – 16 August 2016 in Bali. For more information about the program go to http://www.iblc.lawandpractice.org/  or email partner Tom Darbyshire on tdarbyshire@kottgunn.com.au

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The New Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – The Duties of Officers

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

This is the fourth of a series of legal updates that Kott Gunning is producing throughout 2016 on the key features and reforms under the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015 …
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Anshun Estoppel – The Risks Of Waiting, 25 Years On

The principles known as “Anshun estoppel” may be a quarter of a century old but they retain critical importance. In essence, an Anshun estoppel can prevent a party from making claims which should have been pursued in earlier proceedings.
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District Court Assessment of Damages in the Western Australian CTP scheme

Ken Grunder
Senior Associate

Ashley Crisp
Partner

The decision of CSS v KD [2016] WADC 82 – Judgement delivered May 2016, is a very useful reference point as to how evidence is assessed and given, not given and the weight and assessment of damages in the WA CTP scheme.
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