HI5027 – Corporations law
Individual Research Assignment 1
There are two questions in this assignment. Answer both questions.
Assessment marks available – 20 marks/ 20% of the total
Late assignments will incur a deduction of one mark per day late, including
Assignments older than 7 days will not be accepted.
You must submit a hardcopy and a soft copy before the due date, with a cover
sheet and safe assign summary.
You must include at least one page of references.
Due Date – Week 6
QUESTION 1 (10 Marks) (1000 words) (Companies
and business planning)
is the owner of a very successful business selling women’s shoes. Mary’s
business is expanding rapidly and she wants to update her business structure
from that of sole trader to a more appropriate structure. She seeks the advice
of her accountant who tells her that she has a number of options, all of which
have advantages and disadvantages.
would be your recommendation to Mary and why? What factors would influence your
QUESTION 2 (10 Marks) (1000 words) (The legal nature of companies)
Myra is the only shareholder and director of Kids
Clothes Pty Ltd (Kids Clothes) which makes cheap children’s clothing. The
company has 10 employees. In the past Kids Clothes had operated profitably,
however since 2011 it has been running at a loss. In July 2012 Myra paid
herself a large bonus and then transferred all the remaining assets of Kids
Clothes to a new company called Clothing for Kids Pty Ltd. The employees
continue to be employed by Kids Clothes. Kids Clothes has no assets and owes
each of its employees several thousand dollars in accumulated holiday,
superannuation and long service leave entitlements.
What possible legal grounds might the
employees have to claim their entitlements from Clothing for Kids Pty Ltd?
Could any action be taken against Myra