Following an extensive author review, the By Lawyers Companies guide has been substantially enhanced. Users will find new commentary and a number of helpful new precedents.
The commentary now includes sections on Running a company and Company disputes.
With trademark By Lawyers practicality, the new sections of commentary assist practitioners to advise clients about most of the common issues which arise in the operation of small private companies, from managing company business, conducting meetings, issuing new shares and dealing with various types of company disputes, to negotiating share sales, handling insolvency events and participating in voluntarily winding up. Some aspects of the existing commentary on Setting up a company have also been enhanced and new precedents added.
Users will find the following new precedents have been added to the By Lawyers Companies Guide:
- Retainer instructions – Company disputes;
- Initial letter to company which has received a statutory demand;
- Letter to the client to make an appointment to sign documentation required for incorporation;
- Letter to the client advising that the company has been incorporated;
- Letter to the client with draft shareholder’s agreement;
- New letters gathering information relevant to company disputes:
- Letter to client requesting relevant documents;
- Letter to director requesting inspection of company minutes;
- Letter to director requesting company records; and
- Letter to director advising of intention to seek a s 247A order to inspect company records;
- New option precedents:
- Notice of exercise of call option;
- Notice of exercise of option to purchase
- Notice of exercise of put option;
- Notice of appointment of nominee;
- Letter to seller’s solicitor exercising option; and
- Letter to buyer’s solicitor exercising option;
- Company resolution; and
- Minutes of meeting – Directors.
These substantial enhancements to this already popular publication are part of By Lawyers commitment to constantly add value for our users and keep our content updated.
We invite you to peruse the new commentary and precedents in the Companies Guide, located in the Companies, Trusts, Partnerships and Superannuation publication. Also available in the Reference materials folder on each of these matter plans is the helpful reference manual Business structures and comparative table, which compares and contrasts the different types of business structures and considers their advantages and disadvantages, including from a taxation point of view.