Business Law for Managers

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Subject Title Business Law for Managers
Subject Code LAW201A
Assessment Title Report
Graduate Capabilities a. Professional Expertise
b. Innovation Problem Solving
c. Technology and Information Literacy
d. Global Citizenship
Learning Outcome/s (found in the
Subject Outline)
a. Explain the main features of the Australian and other relevant
national legal systems.
d. Examine the obligations, rights and remedies available to
parties in business relationships.
Assessment type (group or
individual)
Individual
Weighting % 20%
Word count 900 +/- 10%
Due day Sunday at 11:55pm Week 4
Submission type Turnitin
Format / Layout of Assessment Report:
ICMS Cover Page
Table of Contents
Reference List
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Assessment instructions The purpose of this assessment is to prepare a report that examines
the Courts within the Australian legal system and the rights and
remedies available within the civil law jurisdiction.
You are to read the following case scenario and then answer the
questions below.
You work as a lawyer in the Sydney CBD. Your firm’s name is Smith &
Co Lawyers. Last week, Oliver Thomas, director of a large Australia
fashion company, Golce & Habbana made an appointment to come and

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see you. During that appointment, Oliver explained to you that his
company had supplied over 50 couture fashion items to a Sydney retail
company, Alexander Couture Pty Ltd (“Alexander”) at wholesale price.
Alexander was to place the couture items for retail sale in their flagship
store in Paddington.
The total sum of the products supplied to Alexander was $850,000.
Alexander was invoiced at the time of supply and payment was required
within 7 days being 1 January 2022. Despite requests for payment from
Golce and Habbana, Alexander has still not paid.
Tom is aware that Alexander is a proprietary company with 5 directors.
Upon further investigations, it is revealed that Alexander has been
incorporated since 2017 and has 4 retail stores located around
Australia. There are a number of properties and assets registered in the
name of the company. Of late however, Alexander has suffered
financial loss. One of the directors, Tina Purcell has been using
company funds to support her lavish lifestyle including the recent
purchase of a 2021 Ferrari Motor Vehicle and luxury yacht together
totalling more than $3 million. In addition, there is suspicion that
Alexander may have been unable to pay their bills as and when they
fall due for at least the past 6 months.
Your are to advice Tom and Golce & Habbana as to the following:
1. Draft a brief solicitor’s letter of demand addressed to Alexander The
letter should contain all the necessary information required of a letter
of demand.
2. In the event that the matter proceeds to litigation, advise Golce and
Habbana what Court you would commence proceedings in and why.
3. In the event that Golce and Habbana is successful in obtaining
Judgment against Alexander, advise them on the most effective
enforcement options to recover the funds and why.
4. Discuss whether you can take any action against any of the directors
of Alexander and on what basis. You should include reference to the
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
The due date for the assessment is 11:55pm on Sunday of week 4.
This is an individual assessment. The report should be 900 words +/-
10%.
Readings for the assessment Gibson, A (2017). Business law. (10th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
Graw, S. (2017). Understanding business law. (8th ed.). New York:
LexisNexis.
Latimer, P. (2016). Australian business law. (35th ed.). Oxford: Oxford
University Press. Lipton, P., Herzberg, A. & Welsh, M. (2018).
Understanding company law. (19th ed.). Pyrmont: Thomson
Reuter. Miles, C., & Dowler, W. (2015). A guide to business law.
(21st ed.). Pyrmont: Thomson Reuters.
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

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Grading Criteria / Rubric Please see grading rubric below.

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Assessment 1 Report – Marking Rubric

Criteria HD
(85-100)
D
(75-84)
CR
(65-74)
PASS
(50-64)
FAIL
(0-49)
Content
(Weighting 40%) 
Report identifies and consistently
demonstrates a deep
understanding of the Australian
Court systems and the rights and
remedies available within the civil
jurisdiction. Demonstrates and
astutely applies comprehensive
knowledge of the topic by
applying legal knowledge to
advise on correct jurisdiction,
rights, remedies, enforcement
options and Corporations law.
Report identifies and
demonstrates an understanding
of the Australian Court systems
and the rights and remedies
available within the civil
jurisdiction. Report demonstrates
and applies comprehensive
knowledge of the topic by mostly
advising on correct jurisdiction,
rights, remedies, enforcement
options and Corporations Law.
Report identifies and attempts to
demonstrate an understanding
of the Australian Court system
and the rights and remedies
available within the civil
jurisdiction. Report demonstrates
and applies knowledge of the
topic by advising in part on
jurisdiction, rights, remedies,
enforcement options and
Corporations Law.
Report identifies and attempts to
demonstrate an understanding
of the Australian Court system
and the right and remedies
available within the civil
jurisdiction but not always with
success. Report demonstrates
and partially applies some
knowledge of the topic by
establishing basic advice on
jurisdiction, rights, remedies,
enforcement options and
Corporations Law.
Demonstrates a shallow grasp of
the material and key elements
of the Australian Court system
and the rights and remedies
available. Student does not have
a grasp of the content; student
has difficulty providing a report
relevant to the topic and
provides incorrect advise on any
of the following: jurisdiction,
rights, remedies, enforcement
options or Corporations Law.
Legal Application
(Weighting 30%) 
Demonstrates and astutely
analyses the Australian legal
system and the importance of
debt recovery within the civil law
jurisdiction.
Demonstrates and thoroughly
analyses the Australian legal
system and the importance of
debt recovery within the civil law
jurisdiction.
Demonstrates and attempts to
analyse the Australian legal
system and the importance
of debt recovery within the civil
law jurisdiction.
Demonstrates and partially
analyses the Australian legal
system and the importance of
debt recovery within the civil law
jurisdiction.
Demonstrates a partial
understanding of the Australian
legal system and the importance
of debt recovery within the civil
law jurisdiction.
Research and
Referencing
(Weighting 15%) 
Utilises an extensive range of
relevant literature from scholarly
sources. Outstanding referencing
to support analysis and
assessment. Demonstrates an
ability to utilize and reference a
range of resources. Quotes are
properly cited and follow APA
format.
Utilises a broad range of relevant
literature from scholarly sources.
Accurately provides references to
support analysis and assessment
but with a few slips, particularly
in less common references.
Quotes are mostly cited and
follow APA format.
Literature from scholarly sources
has been incorporated. Provides
references to support analysis
and assessment but with one or
two slips in more common
references. Quotes are mostly
cited properly and follow APA
format.
Literature from a range of
sources, some of which are not
credible or relevant, have been
utilised. Attempts to provide
references to support analysis
and assessment but one or two
may be missing/faulty or not
listed at the end of the report.
Offers few or no references to
support analysis and
assessment. Those that are
provided tend to be not credible
or relevant and may be
inaccurate or faulty. There may
be no reference list.
Structure
(Weighting 15%) 
Content is logically and succinctly
structured to create a cohesive
and coherent legal report. Ideas
are clearly expressed by a skilful
use of vocabulary. Consistent
adherence to grammatical
conventions with no errors.
Content is logically structured to
create a cohesive and coherent
legal report. Ideas are expressed
by a skilful use of vocabulary.
Mostly consistent adherence to
grammatical conventions.
Content has been logically
structured to create a coherent
legal report. Mostly consistent
adherence to grammatical
conventions, although minor
errors remain.
Content has been partially
structured to create a legal
report. Grammatical conventions
have been adhered to in some
areas although there are minor
errors.
Content has been partially
structured to create a legal
report. Formal and informal
language has been used. The
work includes multiple
grammatical errors.