This subject examines key Australian legal concepts and issues directly relevant to business operations. It covers the structure of the Australian legal system, sources of law, statutory interpretation, the court system and the doctrine of precedent. It then examines substantive areas of tort, contract, agency, and the difference between various types of business organisations before focusing on corporations law, including the way in which corporations are formed, rules regulating internal relationships within corporations, relationships with outsiders, the duties of directors and other officers, fundraising and the termination of corporations, with a particular focus on liquidation.
School of Accounting and Finance
Postgraduate students only. Not available to students who have completed LAW511 or LAW512.
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