Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Practical Implications of the PPSR

    Migration of existing interests to the PPSR As the Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) finally came into effect on 30 January 2012, it is now essential for businesses to consider some of the practical issues associated with the new register. One of these issues is the compulsory and automatic migration of security interests from existing...

    Property Law

  • Trust Deeds

    The recent Bamford decision has prompted many to review their existing trust deeds and to seek to amend them to ensure that the trust deed complies with the High Court’s decision in Bamford v The Commissioner of Taxation. In a recent example, a trust deed required a definition of income to be inserted and further...

    Wills & Probate

  • Changes to the Home Building Act

    Developers and builders should be aware of changes to the Home Building Act by way of the Home Building Amendment Act 2011 which makes wide-ranging changes to the Home Warranty Insurance, Statutory Warranties and Contract requirements.  The changes mean that a land owner who develops land through a joint venture arrangement will now be considered...

    Property Law

  • OH&S becomes WH&S

    Just when you thought you had fully come to terms with the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000, work safety laws in NSW have been overhauled again. From 1 January 2012, all workplaces need to follow the terms of the new Work Health & Safety Act 2011. The good news is that underlying the new...



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