June 2017

The FWC Decision to Phase in Changes to Penalty Rates – Key Dates
Injury on a Work Trial and the Question of Incapacity
Increased Compensation for Workplace Fatalities in WA on the Cards
Estate Planning and Capacity: the Importance of Planning for the Future Early
A Slip, but not a Banana Skin – Supermarket Damages Claim Denied

Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter.

Kott Gunning Lawyers is a proud supporter of the Australian Institute of Management’s popular Inspirational Leader Series of breakfasts.  The 8 August event features the Hon Cheryl Edwardes AM FAIM. If you would like to join our table – please email events@kottgunn.com.au

We are pleased to notify you that the 5th ADVOC International Business Law Conference is taking place from 13-15 August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Clients of Kott Gunning’s are welcome to attend this invitation only event. If you are interested, please let us know.

Also, if you will be visiting our offices over the next few weeks be advised that due to renovations, our reception has moved to level 6, 140 St Georges Terrace. 

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The FWC Decision to Phase in Changes to Penalty Rates – Key Dates

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

The Fair Work Commission decision to phase in changes to Penalty Rates and the impact on your business.
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Injury on a Work Trial and the Question of Incapacity

Vidal Hockless
Partner

Rhonda Carson
Lawyer

Although presently under appeal, the decision of Scott DCJ on an appeal against an award made by the arbitrator in favour of the respondent raises some important questions and merits review.
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Increased Compensation for Workplace Fatalities in WA on the Cards

Stephen Williams
Partner

The Western Australian Government is drafting a bill to benefit the dependants of workers who die at work, increasing compensation for workplace fatalities.
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Estate Planning and Capacity: the Importance of Planning for the Future Early

Claire Hawke-Gundill
Senior Associate

If estate planning is left too late, the consequences can be devastating, both for the person and their loved ones.
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A Slip, but not a Banana Skin – Supermarket Damages Claim Denied

Stephen Williams
Partner

For occupiers of premises open to the public, these cases demonstrate the importance of regular inspections and cleaning of areas where there is a risk of slips, trips and falls.
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