Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Debts, Bankrupts and a Dose of Reality

    In a recent court dispute my opposing lawyer suggested that if we continued the case, won against his client, and ended up bankrupting her, it would probably do his client a favour. I have heard this many times – the idea that being bankrupted is an easy way out of your debts. I can see...

    Commercial Law

  • Surprising Wills Cases

    There have been some interesting court cases during 2014 which serve as useful reminders of how complicated this area can be. Will makers may distribute gifts in their wills which are conditional upon certain requirements being met by their beneficiaries. Some common examples include provision that a beneficiary must attain a certain age before receiving...

    Wills & Probate

  • Stamp Duty Changes

    The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendments Act (2014)(the “Act”) took effect on 23 October 2014 and has resulted in significant changes to the current New South Wales stamp duty regime whereby new provisions now apply relating to Options to purchase land. Prior to the latest amendments, it was possible for an option holder to nominate...

    Property Law


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