September 2015

Procedural Fairness in Dealing with Allegations of Bullying
State of Connection Refined
Commencement Date for PPSA Changes
Conflict and Bias in Dog Attack Case

Kott Gunning is a proud supporter of the 2015 Deloitte Spring Rose Art Exhibition that raised more than $50,000 for Cystic Fibrosis WA. The exhibition ran from 14 – 25 September at Woodside Plaza and featured more than 90 works. Congratulations to everyone who helped to make the event a success.

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Next week is Mental Health Week, and on Wednesday, the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA) is running an important panel discussion on the topic Mental Health in the Workplace “How will You Respond?”. Research is showing that on average, 1 in 5 people in the workplace will experience mental illness this year.  So, please join the panel from Briscoe Search & Consulting, Kott Gunning Lawyers, WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, Aspen Corporate Health and Lifeline WA – and be proactive in working towards greater awareness and improved strategies for better management of mental health issues in the workplace. For more information please click here  All proceeds will go to Lifeline.

Read more about upcoming events on our website – www.kottgunn.com.au/events

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Procedural Fairness in Dealing with Allegations of Bullying

Vidal Hockless
Partner

An allegation of bullying may be, and usually is, an indicator of actual bullying. However, whether the result of a genuine misunderstanding, an unreasonable overreaction or a deliberate concoction for …
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State of Connection Refined

Vidal Hockless
Partner

A case summary of Ethnic Interpreters v Saeed Sabri-Matanagh [2015] WASCA 186 This was an appeal against an award made in favour of the claimant (respondent) Mr Sabri-Matanagh, an interpreter …
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Commencement Date for PPSA Changes

Emma Leys
Partner

This paper was co-authored by Kellie Cook, Senior Associate As anticipated after the Parliamentary review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) completed earlier this year, and with the …
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Conflict and Bias in Dog Attack Case

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

The decision-making process used by a Council’s delegate in exercising power under the Domestic Animals Act 1994 (VIC) (the Act) to order that a dog be destroyed was found to …
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