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Research assignment Length: 2400 words This assi...




Research assignment Length: 2400 words This assignment should be 2400 words in length. You must place the word count on the front cover sheet of your assignment. Topic At a directors? meeting of Stonewalls Ltd (Stonewalls) a resolution was passed to sell valuable land owned by the company to Sand Blocks Pty Ltd at a price which is substantially less than the real value of the land. The majority of the shares in Sand Blocks Pty Ltd are owned by Stonewalls Ltd and each director of Stonewalls owns shares in Sand Blocks. Stonewalls and Sand Blocks have common directors. Brennan is a minority shareholder in Stonewalls and wants to know whether the directors have breached their statutory and or general law duties and if so what could be the consequences for such breaches; and what steps could be taken to protect the interests of the shareholders in Stonewalls. With reference to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), relevant case law and secondary material, advise Brennan. Marking criteria Important information: You are advised to consider the following information carefully before starting your assignment. The assignment will be marked according to the following criteria. Research (40%) You are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive review of the primary law sources (legislation, case law) as well as an adequate review of secondary sources (for example textbooks, journal articles, case commentary, explanatory memoranda, Law Reform Commission reports). Your research should be used to identify and clearly state the relevant issues and legal principles and support your analysis. LAW00004 ? Unit Information 19 Analysis (50%) You are expected to analyse the information gathered and evaluate the relevant legal principles. You are expected to develop your argument logically through clear analysis and apply relevant legal principles to the resolution of issue(s). Your analysis should also: ? integrate and evaluate relevant knowledge from the material covered in this unit; ? develop and sustain a concise and convincing legal argument through to a logical conclusion; and ? importantly, answer the specific question asked. Technical aspects (10%) You are expected to: ? correctly reference and acknowledge sources; ? use headings and subheadings (where appropriate), an introduction, conclusion and bibliography or reference section.


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