Articles and legal news from the Atkinson Vinden Team.

  • Why A Simple Will Is Not Always Enough

    Is a simple will enough to protect your wishes? People often approach us wondering whether it would be sufficient for them to use an off the shelf, or very simple will. “After all”, they say, “ my asset situation is very simple”. In this thought-provoking article, Senior Associate Anne Goodrick identifies some of the reasons...

    Wills & Probate

  • A Day In The Life Of A Lawyer

    Sheena Vinden is the senior partner of Atkinson Vinden, and acts for some of the firm’s largest clients. We spent some time chatting with Sheena about what makes her tick, and how she manages her role on a day-to-day basis. ⚉ Sheena, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. What do you have on your plate...


  • FWC reduces penalty rates: What this means?

    “The recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision in the ‘Penalty Rates Case’ has resulted in a reduction of penalty rates across a number of industries. Under the Fair Work Act, the FWC must conduct a four-yearly review of modern awards to ensure that they are meeting the “modern award objective”; that is, to ensure that...

    Employment Law

  • Things to Consider When Purchasing a House or Strata Property

    We have made a list of issues we recommend you consider when looking to purchase a property, based on our many years’ experience in this field. Enquiries to make when purchasing property – Apart from the due diligence carried out by your conveyancer, you must make and rely upon your own enquiries when purchasing property...

    Property Law

  • Separating on a single income – the effects

    Making the decision to separate can be extremely stressful. There are so many things to consider, what will happen to my children? Will I need to find work?  Will I need to move out of the matrimonial home? Will I need to pay spousal support? How much child support will I need to pay? Can...

    Family Law

  • Going To Court | The Powers Of The Court

    When disputing parties have exhausted all avenues to negotiate a resolution, the only options are walking away, or going to court. Many choose to walk away. But if you go to court? What powers does the court have to change the situation? Rod Berry, head of AV’s disputes practice, explains some of the remarkable powers...



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