March 2020

The Death of an Executor: Who carries the torch?
Anti-Phoenixing Laws: Extension of Directors’ Taxation Liabilities
Failing to Comply with a Local Government Standards Panel Order
Is this now the leading case decision concerning Section 3C of the WA MV (TPI) Act 1943?
The Death of an Executor: Who carries the torch?

Claire Hawke-Gundill
Partner

Daphne Schilizzi
Lawyer

This article answers questions concerning the death of an executor and what happens if an executor dies before completing administration of a deceased estate.
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Anti-Phoenixing Laws: Extension of Directors’ Taxation Liabilities

Ryan Lennon
Special Counsel

The long awaited “anti-phoenixing” laws have partially come into effect with the Treasury Laws Amendment (Combatting illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 coming into force on 17 February 2020 (Act).
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Failing to Comply with a Local Government Standards Panel Order

Philip Mavor
Special Counsel

The community expects their elected councillors to maintain high standards of conduct, as well as observe their obligations to support the effective decision-making processes of the council. This article explores the consequences councillors are faced with when the Local Government Standards Panel has found a breach in any rule of conduct in the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007.
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Is this now the leading case decision concerning Section 3C of the WA MV (TPI) Act 1943?

Ash Crisp
Partner

The plaintiff, a 38 year old very accomplished hairdresser and athlete, was riding her motorcycle on 4 February 2015 when she was seriously injured in an accident. She suffered significant and permanent injuries to her right dominant wrist which caused permanent disabilities and permanent inability to work as a hairdresser. She was awarded $1,037,800 in damages. The learned Trial Judge assessed her non pecuniary loss at 25% in accordance with the provisions of the MV (TPI) Act WA 1943.
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