March 2019

Whistleblower Protection Reform Is Finally Here  – This Is What You Need To Know
Adult Child Maintenance for Ongoing Education and Living Expenses
Planning for Incapacity – An Important Part of Your Estate Plan
Giving Evidence Before The State Administrative Tribunal
The Weinstein Clause, What Is It and Is It Destined for Australia’s Shores?

Welcome to our March newsletter.

It has been a busy month with the firm appointing Emma Leys as its new Managing Partner, we celebrated women in law and participated in the ADVOC International Business Law Conference in Hong Kong.

On Thursday we will celebrate with the best of business at the AIM WA Pinnacle Awards and announce the winner of the Kott Gunning Lawyers Emerging Business Excellence Award which recognises business leadership excellence.

Please check our website for upcoming events, including a boardroom discussion for Governance Institute members (free for clients) on governance reform and our popular Will and Estate planning seminar.

Don’t forget to follow #kottgunning100years on Linkedin, Facebook and Instagram

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Whistleblower Protection Reform Is Finally Here  – This Is What You Need To Know

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

Companies now need systems in place to recognise and deal with Eligible Whistleblowers and protected disclosures or be liable to pecuniary penalties.
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Adult Child Maintenance for Ongoing Education and Living Expenses

Loretta Carè
Partner

When considering whether adult child maintenance should be paid for a child undertaking tertiary education, the Family Court may consider a number of factors.
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Planning for Incapacity – An Important Part of Your Estate Plan

Claire Hawke-Gundill
Senior Associate

Highlights the key documents that will give you a “voice” and direct your wishes if you are incapacitated.
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Giving Evidence Before The State Administrative Tribunal

Anne Wood
Partner

Giving evidence before SAT can be daunting, this article gives Local Government officers a quick guide to the process. 
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The Weinstein Clause, What Is It and Is It Destined for Australia’s Shores?

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

Major employers who are contemplating acquiring a new business and are concerned about managing the risk of potential or actual employee litigation, should take note.
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