Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Movie Downloads: Now the Gambling Man’s Game

    A Federal Court judge has ordered several Australian internet service providers, including iiNet, to hand over to a film studio the identities of thousands of account holders whose internet connections were allegedly used to share, without authorisation, the movie ‘Dallas Buyers Club’. In the landmark decision, Justice Nye Perram of the Federal Court granted the...


  • Can I write someone out of my Will?

    A Will can deal with a person’s estate in any way that that person sees fit, including “writing out” a particular person as a result of estrangement or otherwise . Such Wills may well be upheld if no claim is made on the estate of the deceased person by some aggrieved person.  But where somebody...

    Wills & Probate

  • Recent Changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct

    The current Franchising Code of Conduct was repealed and replaced with the new Franchising Code of Conduct on 1 January 2015.  The new Code introduces the following changes: obligations for parties to act in good faith in their dealings with each other; the introduction of financial penalties and infringement notices for serious breaches of the...

    Commercial Law, General


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