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Find attached document or below questions. There are two questions. Please do EITHER Question 1 or Question 2. The assignment is from swinburne uni (australia) please be kind to connect to Australian...

Find attached document or below questions. There are two questions. Please do EITHER Question 1 or Question 2. The assignment is from swinburne uni (australia) please be kind to connect to Australian legal system as much as possible. Assignment Questions Choose either Question 1 or Question 2. Question 1 For the past five years, Chu has been the New South Wales Operations Manager of Computers Pty Ltd, a company which retails computer software and hardware. Due to his senior position, Chu knows the identity and requirements of the company’s major clients. In March 2014, Chu, at age 50, decides to retire. As part of his employment contract with Computers Pty Ltd, Chu had agreed that he would not compete against the company in New South Wales for two years. In April 2014, Systems Pty Ltd was incorporated for the purposes of engaging in the retail business of selling computer software and hardware. Chu’s wife holds all the issued capital in Systems Pty Ltd and is the only director. This new company actively solicits business from the customers of Computers Pty Ltd in New South Wales. After Chu left Computers Pty Ltd in March, the company reorganised its business so that its software business was, from 1 July 2014, carried on by its wholly owned subsidiary called Software Pty Ltd. Software Pty Ltd and Computers Pty Ltd have the same directors and management. Software Pty Ltd now operates the retail software and hardware division previously operated by Computers Pty Ltd. You have been asked to advise Computers Pty Ltd as to whether any legal action can be commenced against Systems Pty Ltd to prevent them from soliciting its customers. Your answer must refer to all relevant legal principles and cases to support your advise to Computers Pty Ltd. Resource 1. Reading chapter 10 in the textbook – take note of the cases 2. Journal articles - Anil Hargovan, ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil on Sham Transactions and Companies’ XXXXXXXXXXCompany and Securities Law Journal 436; [This article is available electronically from the Swinburne’s library database] - Anil Hargovan and Jason Harris, ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil in Canada: A comparative analysis’ XXXXXXXXXXThe Company Lawyer (UK) 58. (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id= XXXXXXXXXXIan Ramsay and David Noakes, ‘Piercing the Corporate Veil in Australia’ XXXXXXXXXXCompany and Securities Law Journal 250. (http://law.unimelb.edu.au/files/dmfile/Piercing_the_Corporate_Veil1.pdf) - Jason Harris, Anil Hargovan, ‘Corporate groups: the intersection between corporate and tax law Commissioner of Taxation v BHP Billiton Finance Ltd’ XXXXXXXXXXSydney Law Review 723 (http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_32/slr32_4/Harris_and_Hargovan.pdf) - Helen Anderson, ‘Piercing the Veil on Corporate Groups in Australia: The Case for Reform’ [2009] 33 Melbourne University Law Review 333 (http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/files/dmfile/33_2_1.pdf) Question 2 1. Anthony is a prestige property developer who is well known in the building and construction industry for developing high quality apartment complexes. He engages Emma as the main contractor to construct a new luxury apartment complex. Due to a previous experience with Emma’s sub-contractors, James insists on a building contract with Emma that provides for the following conditions: a) Contract price is $15,000,000 and payable to the main contractor in the following manner: (i) $2,000,000 upon site clearance; (ii) $8,500,000 after completion of the walls, floors, roof, electrics and plumbing to all the units in the apartment complex; (iii) $4,500,000 upon certification by the architect that full and final completion has occurred. b) The main contractor shall at the direction of the developer terminate the employment of any sub-contractor engaged by the main contractor if in the opinion of the developer the sub-contractor’s work is unsatisfactory or his or her conduct constitute gross misconduct. c) The date for completion is 12 December 2016, time being of the essence. The site is cleared and Anthony pays Emma $2,000,000. Emma is having trouble with staff refusing to work and engaging in rolling strikes. As a result, the construction works start to fall behind schedule. Emma employs Bruce (her brother-in-law) as the electrician for the project. Bruce has a tendency to visit the local pub at lunchtime and has sometimes arrived back at the work site drunk. On the 1st October, when Anthony visited the work site, he notices Bruce swaggering back to work. Anthony approaches him and an altercation develops in which Bruce throws a punch. The walls, floors, roof, electrics and plumbing are completed on 15 November. Anthony inspects the work on the 16 November and finds fault with the electrical work. He engages a consultant who values the cost of rectifying the defects in the electrical work at $200,000. Anthony notifies Emma of the problems with the electrical work, but she continues with the rest of the construction work without making the required electrical rectifications. Anthony also requests that Bruce be sacked for throwing a punch and being drunk on the job. Emma refuses to sack Bruce. On 11 December, a shortage of labour means that Emma has not completed the construction work. The remaining work is estimated to cost $1,500,000. In addition, the electrical work has still not been rectified. On 12 December, Anthony terminates the contract with Emma citing construction delay, faulty work and a failure to comply with Conditions (a) (ii) and (iii), (b) and (c) above. Emma has not received any further payments from Anthony other than the initial $2,000,000. Emma seeks your advise on her legal position and whether she is entitled to the contract price. Your answer must refer to all relevant legal principles and cases to support your advise to Emma. Resource (a) Reading: Chapter 8 in the textbook (particularly from page 209 – XXXXXXXXXXb) P Clarke, J. Clarke, Contract Law, Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2016: Chapter 9. (c) Daniel Khoury, Yvonne Yamouni, Understanding Contract Law, 8th Edition, LexisNexis Butterworths 2010: Chapter 11 (Discharge by Performance). (d) Journal articles - Jane Swanston, ‘Discharge of Contracts for Breach’ XXXXXXXXXXMelbourne University Law Review 69; - C Kidd, ‘Partial Performance o Lump Sum Contracts: Proposals for Reform’ XXXXXXXXXXAustralian Law Journal 96; - G L Williams, ‘Partial Performance of Entire Contracts’ XXXXXXXXXXLaw Quarterly Review 373; - M Dockray, ‘Cutter v Powell: A Trip Outside the Text’ XXXXXXXXXXLaw Quarterly Review 664; - G J McGarry, ‘No Work, No Pay’ XXXXXXXXXXAustralian Law Journal 378; - Elisabeth Peden, ‘Co-operation in English Contract Law: to Construe or Imply? XXXXXXXXXXJournal of Contract Law 56.



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