March 2016

The New Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – The Key Reforms
Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel Decision Set Aside
A Timely Reminder about Time – the Consequences of Missing a Common Law Limitation Date in the WA Workers Compensation and Common Law Scheme
Court Directions for Trustees, Executors and Administrators
Calculation of Weekly Earning – We Thought This Was Being Fixed?
Why You Should Immediately Consult a Lawyer on Your Family Provision Act (WA) Claim

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter.

This month we bring you articles on estate litigation, local government, two case notes – Kent v Mullally and Huntley v IntelliLearn, and the first in a series of Updates on the key features and reforms under the new Associations Incorporation Act.

Kott Gunning Lawyers is a co-sponsor of the City of Canning’s Open for Business afternoon with Bernard Salt event on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. Bernard Salt, a Partner at KPMG, is a prominent social commentator and will speak on how innovation and entrepreneurship can impact business. Tickets are still available for this event at http://bit.ly/25xugnE

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The New Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) – The Key Reforms

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

It is anticipated that the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 (WA) will come into effect on 1 July 2016. It is the most significant reform of the associations incorporation law since the current Act was enacted in 1987. The aim is to bring associations in line with contemporary good governance principles and expectations. This is the first of a series of legal updates that Kott Gunning will produce throughout 2016 on the key features and reforms under the new Act.
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Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel Decision Set Aside

Anne Wood
Partner

Carol Hamilton
Lawyer

The Supreme Court of Western has recently set aside a decision of the Metro-Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) in relation to a proposed development to be located on Mill …
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A Timely Reminder about Time – the Consequences of Missing a Common Law Limitation Date in the WA Workers Compensation and Common Law Scheme

Ashley Crisp
Partner

This Kent v Mullally decision contains an interesting and detailed consideration of relevant legislation, the facts and circumstances of the injury, the workplace and arrangements and the negligence issues.
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Court Directions for Trustees, Executors and Administrators

Mark Fatharly
Partner

During their lifetime many people act as either a trustee of a family trust or an executor or administrator of a will with very limited knowledge of their powers or …
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Calculation of Weekly Earning – We Thought This Was Being Fixed?

Vidal Hockless
Partner

Rhonda Carson
Lawyer

In the recent decision of the District Court in Huntley v IntelliLearn Pty Ltd [2016] WADC 32, Stavrianou DCJ addressed the question of the meaning of ‘employment’ in the calculation …
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Why You Should Immediately Consult a Lawyer on Your Family Provision Act (WA) Claim

If you are considering making a Family Provision Act claim you should see a lawyer as soon as possible. Preparing your claim is no easy task, particularly if there is a …
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