Winding up a corporation

There are a number of grounds for a corporation to be wound up.  Not all of these concern the corporation’s insolvency, though it is the most common basis for applications for winding up. This article focusses on winding up applications that seek to rely upon the failure of a corporation to comply with a valid statutory…

Recovery of debts and statutory demands

Cash is king and bad debts can be extremely detrimental to your business.  Statutory demands are a means of recovering your debts in an efficient and effective manner, in certain circumstances. It is important to note that: a statutory demand can only be issued against a company, not an individual; the quantum of the debt…

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Riaan Piek

26th March 2018

Introducing Riaan Piek, Litigation Counsel, who recently joined the firm to bolster Fletcher Law’s expanding litigation capacity with his 20 years’ experience as a lawyer advising on risk and the prevention, minimisation, control, balance and management of its consequences. Whilst Riaan has been a commercial litigator for most of his professional life, he has a... read more

Conducting business as a partnership

23rd March 2018

What is a partnership? A partnership is the relationship which exists between “persons” (see below) who carry on a business in common with a view to profit. In Western Australia, partnerships are governed by the Partnership Act 1895. There are two types of partnerships, “general” and “limited”. A general partnership is one in which all... read more

I just want to get paid!

20th March 2018

Fletcher Law receives a substantial number of enquiries from subcontractors, in the construction industry, about delayed or non-payment for works completed on construction projects. This is at a time when news about construction companies running into financial problems, leaving unpaid subcontractors in precarious positions, is all too common. The delayed payment or non-payment of accounts... read more