Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)


Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.


Objectives and principles underlying corporate insolvency law. The concept of insolvency. Administration and deed of company arrangement. Procedures for winding up. Assets available for distribution in winding up. Proof and ranking of claims in winding up. Insolvent trading and director's duty to creditors. Voidable transactions. Enforcement of security and receivership. Cross-border insolvency.


Students completing this unit should:

  1. have an appreciation of the objectives of corporate insolvency law
  2. understand the underlying principles of corporate insolvency law
  3. understand the impact of insolvency generally on a corporation's rights and liabilities
  4. have an advanced understanding of the legal principles and rules which govern corporate insolvency, together with an understanding of the practical implications of such rules.


Research assignment (6,750 words): 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)