Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • How to Choose the Right Lawyer

    How do you choose your lawyer? What are you looking for? And how do you know that you are getting good value for money? In his role as Managing Partner of AV, Rod Berry receives calls every week from people looking for legal help, often having had less than ideal experiences elsewhere. What questions do...


  • Strata Law Reforms: How do the changes affect you?

    Major changes to the management of strata schemes will, after lengthy consultation, commence on 30 November 2016. Strata lot owners, tenants, potential purchasers, building managers and developers alike need to prepare for these changes. There are more than 90 changes to the NSW Strata Management Act 2015 (the Act), however this article will focus on...

    Commercial Law, Property Law

  • Life Sciences and Healthcare

    Life Sciences & Healthcare: A booming industry on Sydney’s North Shore Atkinson Vinden has a growing presence in the Life Sciences & Health Care sector, and is an active member of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA). Senior Partner Sheena Vinden explains what is involved in this exciting area of legal practice. Q: What...

    Commercial Law

  • Restraints: Why they are crucial in employment contracts

    Whilst your employees are your best assets, are they taking your client lists, trade secrets, confidential information and intellectual property when they leave? In Australia nearly a 1/4 of all new employees will leave their job within their first year (23%). Staff turnover and the threat of ex-employees costs businesses in salary, resources, opportunity cost,...

    Employment Law

  • ICT Contracts

    ICT Contracts require an in depth and specialised skill set, that’s why you need expert ICT Lawyers. Picture this, you are a software developer who has been approached to develop an app. The app allows users to enter their symptoms and then determines what their medical issue might be. The client provides their “standard” supplier...

    Commercial Law

  • Can you keep wearing 2 hats? Why might you consider renouncing US citizenship?

    A number of our clients hold dual citizenships – Australian and any one of a plethora of others, including US citizenship. Traditionally, US citizens would never consider giving up their citizenship despite living abroad permanently, but that once unshakeable tenet is now being shaken. More and more dual citizenship holders are renouncing US citizenship after...

    General, News & Updates


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