Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Porn: Instant Dismissal?

    The prevailing assumption that an employee who accesses porn at work can be summarily dismissed has been dealt a blow by a recent Full Bench decision of the Fair Work Commission in B, C & D v Australia Post [2013]. In that case, Australia Post had identified 40 different workers who had been accessing and...

    Commercial Law, General

  • Lottery Winnings After Separation

    What happens when you are separated and you win Lotto?  Most people assume that the winnings all belong to them.  Unfortunately it is not that simple and there have been a few cases before the Family Court involving Lotto winnings with the most recent case being Eufrosin & Eufrosin [2013]. The husband and wife were...

    Family Law

  • “I thought this was a Casual Relationship…”

    Most companies have a clear idea of their relationship with their employees; be they permanent or casual staff. Unfortunately from time to time, our business clients approach the Employment Team with dismay and confusion because they have received a claim from a former employee who the business believed was casual, who now claims unpaid permanent...

    Employment Law


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