This topic provides an introduction to the regulation and operation of companies in Australia and to the key alternative structures relied upon for commercial activity (including partnerships, associations and sole trading). Company formation, the internal regulation of companies and company relations with outsiders are also considered. Key issues such as directors' duties, members' remedies and winding up are covered in this topic as well as day-to-day issues of corporate functioning. Ethical considerations in relation to company operations and the practice of corporate law, as well as the practice of law more generally, also form part of this topic.
This topic aims to: