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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

CHAPTER 5 - EXTERNAL ADMINISTRATION  

PART 5.9 - MISCELLANEOUS  

Division 2 - Orders against a person in relation to a corporation  

SECTION 598  ORDER AGAINST PERSON CONCERNED WITH CORPORATION  

[CCH Note: There is no subsection 598(1).]

598(2)  [Court's powers]  


Subject to subsection (3), where, on application by an eligible applicant, the Court is satisfied that:


(a) a person is guilty of fraud, negligence, default, breach of trust or breach of duty in relation to a corporation; and


(b) the corporation has suffered, or is likely to suffer, loss or damage as a result of the fraud, negligence, default, breach of trust or breach of duty;

the Court may make such order or orders as it thinks appropriate against or in relation to the person (including either or both of the orders specified in subsection (4)) and may so make an order against or in relation to a person even though the person may have committed an offence in respect of the matter to which the order relates.

598(3)  [Preconditions to making of order]  


The Court must not make an order against a person under subsection (2) unless the Court has given the person the opportunity:


(a) to give evidence; and


(b) to call witnesses to give evidence; and


(c) to bring other evidence in relation to the matters to which the application relates; and


(d) to employ, at the person's own expense, a solicitor, or a solicitor and counsel, to put to the person, or to any other witness, such questions as the Court considers just for the purpose of enabling the person to explain or qualify any answers or evidence given by the person.

598(4)  [Types of orders]  


The orders that may be made under subsection (2) against a person include:


(a) an order directing the person to pay money or transfer property to the corporation; and


(b) an order directing the person to pay to the corporation the amount of the loss or damage.

598(5)  [Other proceedings]  


Nothing in this section prevents any person from instituting any other proceedings in relation to matters in respect of which an application may be made under this section.

[CCH Note: There is no section 599.]


 



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