Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Is your SMSF Compliant?

    Do you operate a self managed super fund (SMSF)? Take care to comply with your obligations, as the ATO now has additional powers to deal with breaches of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (SIS Act) by SMSFs effective 1 July 2014. The new penalties will significantly increase the ATO’s ability to deal with non-compliance...

    Commercial Law

  • “Don’t take a slice of my pie!” Unfair Preference Payments

    Anyone who provides goods or services to a company expects and deserves to be paid. Unfortunately in these times of economic uncertainty many companies are suffering cash flow issues and are extending themselves beyond their means. Creditors are too often being left in the cold. Upon the liquidation of a company, the Corporations Act 2001...

    Commercial Law

  • Proposed Changes to Personal Property Securities Act

    The Personal Property Securities Amendment (Deregulatory Measures) Bill 2014 is currently before the House of Representatives. This Bill proposes to amend the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) so that leases of serial numbered goods of 90 days or more will no longer be deemed to be PPS leases for the purposes of the...

    Property Law


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