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...


  • Property Update: More Compliance Requirements when you sell a property

    Did you know that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) considers you a foreign resident until you prove your Australian tax residency status? From 1 July 2016, Vendors selling property in Australia with a sale price of $2 million or more must apply to the Australian Tax Office for a Clearance Certificate to avoid 10% of...

    Commercial Law

  • Identity Verification in Property Matters

    To reduce the risk of property fraud in the context of an increasingly digitalised legal environment, new laws come into effect in NSW regarding identification of the people involved in a property transaction, or who seek our representation or assistance in relation to anything which is property-related. As this will effect a lot of Atkinson...

    Property Law

  • Things to consider when buying a business

    Asking the right questions can make all the difference! The opportunity to buy a business can be both exciting and stressful. If done well, the astute business purchaser can achieve great success. However the decision to buy a business holds a number of risks. Below are just some risks which should be considered, from both...

    Commercial Law

  • What to do when someone defames you

    We get a lot of enquiries from people who are distressed about something which has been said about them. It might be a highly critical comment online, a slanderous comment made about them in a social or community group, or could even be something reported about them in the media which is simply not true...



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