Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • (Un)Professional advice, and what to do about it

    We all rely on our professional advisors from time to time, because it is impossible for any of us to be an expert in every field. We may rely on our doctor for advice on our physical ailments, our accountant for our tax obligations, our financial planner for guidance on how best to secure our...


  • Cheap & Dirty Building Disputes

    Short Term Justice for Builders – The Security of Payments (SOP) Act In this article we explain the processes involved in builders seeking to enforce payment for their work, an issue that often arises when there is a dispute over the quality of that work. Any builder will be familiar with the Building and Construction...


  • Unhappy Beneficiaries

    Each year we assist hundreds of people with their estate planning needs, including drafting wills and powers of attorney. We also administer dozens of deceased estates, helping executors with what can be a burdensome task. What some may not be aware of is that AV has a growing practice assisting families in dispute over wills,...

    Disputes, Wills & Probate

  • Changes to the market power provision- When? Why? What?

    Competition is a process of rivalry between businesses who seek ultimate commercial gain by out-doing their competitors. The misuse of market power provision (Section 46) under the Competition and Consumer Act 2009 (CCA) prohibits a corporation with substantial market power from taking advantage of that market power for a prohibited purpose. The prohibited purposes include: (a)...

    Commercial Law


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