March 2017

The High Court Clarifies that Subsequent Owners May Not Claim for Injurious Affection
Injury at Work and Again While Being Rehabilitated, Injury or Not? Reasonableness of Treatment
Insolvency Practitioners have a Win on Fees and Holding DOCAs, for now
Australian Privacy Principles and Data Breach – New Measures Planned
Employees, Subcontractors and Contractors – a Detailed Examination of Liability and Apportionment Principles
Court Declines to Make Statutory Will
The High Court Clarifies that Subsequent Owners May Not Claim for Injurious Affection

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

The High Court has recently clarified that compensation for injurious affection for the reservation of land under a planning scheme is not available for a person who was not the …
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Injury at Work and Again While Being Rehabilitated, Injury or Not? Reasonableness of Treatment

Stephen Williams
Partner

Co-authored by Sophie Nauwelaers (previously with Kott Gunning Lawyers) In Smith v WA Plantation Resources Pty Ltd [2017] WADC 8, Mr Smith sustained a left shoulder injury at work. Liability …
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Insolvency Practitioners have a Win on Fees and Holding DOCAs, for now

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

Liquidators and voluntary administrators around the country would have breathed a sigh of relief earlier this month when the New South Wales Court of Appeal, and the Western Australian Supreme …
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Australian Privacy Principles and Data Breach – New Measures Planned

Vidal Hockless
Partner

The Privacy Act 1988 regulates how personal information is managed with 13 Australian Privacy Principles, APPs, underpinning how Privacy Act regulated organisations manage personal information, including keeping it secure.
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Employees, Subcontractors and Contractors – a Detailed Examination of Liability and Apportionment Principles

Vidal Hockless
Partner

This decision of Bowden DCJ, although at first instance, is instructive as to the application of legal principles typically arising in multi-party workplace injury disputes and the apportionment between contracting parties.
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Court Declines to Make Statutory Will

Ann Spencer
Senior Associate

Earlier this month His Honour Justice Chaney handed down his decision (R v J [2017] WASC 53) in respect of an application seeking to have the Supreme Court make a …
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