Can a statutory demand be served on an incorporated association?

The statutory demand process is a familiar one to those who practise in insolvency and debt-collection. Section 459E of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) provides, inter alia, as follows: (1) A person may serve on a company a demand relating to: (a) a single debt that the company owes to the person, that is due …

What is the tort of interference with contractual relations?

This little corner of the law is in a state of flux. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to be authoritatively resolved by the High Court any time soon, as it tends to come up relatively rarely in the decided cases. I think this is because many claims that might be capable of being pleaded as claims …

Appealing from decisions of the Magistrates’ Court, VCAT and the AAT: what is a question of law? Haritos v Commissioner of Taxation [2015] FCAFC 92; (2015) 322 ALR 254

It is often taken for granted that if a litigant is dissatisfied with a decision at the end of a trial or hearing, the litigant has a right of appeal to correct errors in the decision. But a right of appeal only exists if a statute provides for one. It then needs to be ascertained …