March 2015

Opening the Floodgates: Annual Leave Loading is Payable Upon Termination
Fall from Balcony – Plaintiff Fails on Cause and Negligence
Recognising Parent and Child Relationships – Part 1
Recognising Parent and Child Relationships – Part 2
Liability Alert: How Healthy are Your Employment and Contracting Arrangements?
The Risks of Using a Will Kit

Kott Gunning encourages the pursuit of academic excellence and supports prizes and awards, to recognise individual achievements, at most Western Australian law faculties.

Tania Murray is the recipient of the Kott Gunning Legal Innovation Prize at Edith Cowan University. This prize is awarded to the Bachelor of Law student whose nominated piece of work in legal writing titled Duration of Copyright Protection in Australia, has been judged the best according to set criteria. Read the paper and more about the prize here

Murdoch University student Bianca Grubor is the recipient of the annual Kott Gunning Innovation Law Prize for best academic performance in LAW381 Supervised Legal Research for her paper titled Mummy said I don’t remember anything – true memories, false memories and consequences. Read more here 

A 530 page final report on the statutory review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) was tabled before Parliament on 18 March.  The final report makes a total of 394 recommendations for improving the PPSA and the PPS Register.  Partner Louis van Aardt’s article on the final report will be published in LexisNexis’ next edition of Inhouse Counsel.  Follow the discussion on Kott Gunning’s “PPSA Discussion Forum” on LinkedIn and share your views.

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Opening the Floodgates: Annual Leave Loading is Payable Upon Termination

In Centennial Northern Mining Services Pty Ltd v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (No 2) [2015] FCA 136 (27 February 2015), the Federal Court mandated that annual leave loading …
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Fall from Balcony – Plaintiff Fails on Cause and Negligence

Vidal Hockless
Partner

The very unfortunate case of Mrs Hutch[1] who suffered paraplegia as a result of a fall from a balcony, was recently reported in the media.  The decision to dismiss the …
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Recognising Parent and Child Relationships – Part 1

This is part one of a two part article on the various parent and child relationships recognised in Western Australia in contested deceased estates, which will necessarily involve an analysis …
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Recognising Parent and Child Relationships – Part 2

This is part two of a two part article on the various parent and child relationships recognised in Western Australia in contested deceased estates, which necessarily involved an analysis of: …
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Liability Alert: How Healthy are Your Employment and Contracting Arrangements?

Private: Katrina Welch
Senior Associate

Organisations (including companies, incorporated associations and other trading entities) can be rendered liable in a number of different ways for the conduct of their employees and contractors, as well as …
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The Risks of Using a Will Kit

Everyone drafts a will to ensure that their assets are disposed of in a particular manner following their death.  Many people think they can achieve this, as well as save …
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