Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • How to Win your Next Argument

    We all understand the importance of hanging onto receipts for major purchases. It provides proof of purchase in case we ever need to enforce a warranty, and will provide evidence of work-related expenses for tax purposes. The same principle applies to keeping records of key decisions in business. Every time we have a discussion that...


  • Are you planning to buy at auction anytime soon

    With more properties selling at auction in the current property market, we thought it timely to advise prospective purchasers on some points to consider prior to bidding at an auction: Contract amendments – It is prudent for prospective purchasers to have a solicitor or licensed conveyancer review the Contract for Sale prior to the auction,...

    Property Law

  • Retention of Title Clause and the Personal Property Security Act

    By now you will know of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) and the Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR) which covers the law/register governing security interests in personal property.  “Personal property” is all property other than land, fixtures and some statutory interests. A “security interest” is an interest in personal property which secures payment...

    Property Law

  • Five Mistakes to Avoid when Doing Staff Reviews

    For most businesses, the end of financial year signals staff review time. We thought we’d provide some ideas to keep in mind when approaching this important task. 1.   As salaries are the most significant budget item for most businesses, consider what you can actually afford. If income is unlikely to increase in the following 12...



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