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Company Law: An Interactive Approach

The first ever edition of Company Law (Chapple et al.) is a game-changing new resource in the market – taking a business perspective and an interactive approach. This first edition is concise, accessible and focused on applications of corporations law to business.

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment. Lecturers are supported with an extensive, easy-to-use teaching and learning package.

Chapple Company Law 1e Cover

This innovative title has been awarded the Joint Winner of  Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2017. FIND OUT MORE >

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In Situ Videos

Embedded at the point of learning, helping students connect course concepts with real-world local cases

Hear From Practitioners

Exclusive videos from high-profile Australian practitioners to provide insights into real world application of the law

Interactive Animations

Animated case studies ask students to apply their learning in realistic legal scenarios, with instant feedback guiding further study

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Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, this title enables every student to master concepts and succeed in assessment. Lecturers are supported with an extensive, easy-to-use teaching and learning package.

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13 Core Topics from the Company Law Curriculum

  • Chapter 1. Business Organisations
  • Chapter 2. Companies and Incorporation
  • Chapter 3. Company Constitution
  • Chapter 4. Promoters and Pre-registration Contracts
  • Chapter 5. Companies, Outsiders and Corporate Liability
  • Chapter 6. Membership, Members’ Powers and Dividends
  • Chapter 7. Corporate Governance and Company Management
  • Chapter 8. Corporate Governance
  • Chapter 9. Directors’ and Officers’ Duties
  • Chapter 10. Financing a Company via Equity or Debt
  • Chapter 11. Members’ Remedies
  • Chapter 12. Receivership and Administration
  • Chapter 13. Insolvency

Written by Experienced Teachers of Company Law

ellie chapple

Professor Ellie Chapple, LLB, LLM, SJD, is a professor in the QUT Business School at the Queensland University of Technology. During her academic career at several Australian universities, she has taught corporations law to undergraduate and postgraduate law and business students.

Ellie’s research interests relate to the regulation and compliance of corporate reporting and disclosure.  Ellie is the past President of the Corporate Law Teachers of Australia.

Alex WongAlex Wong, BCom, LLB, MTax, CA and CFP is a lecturer in tax law and company law at RMIT. In addition, Alex teaches tax law and company law at the postgraduate and undergraduate level at other universities. Alex is interested in bridging the theoretical world of corporate and tax law to the practical applications of those principles, and ensuring that business students understand how to apply these principles in the real world as accountants and business advisers.

Richard BaumfieldRichard Baumfield, BBus, LLB, LLM, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University. He teaches primarily in the area of corporate law, teaching to both law students and commerce students. Richard was previously a partner with the New York law firm of Andrews Kurth where he specialised in corporate restructuring. In addition to his work at Bond University, Richard sits on a number of company boards including the board of Intrepid Mines Ltd — an ASX listed mining company.


Dr Richard Copp, BCom, BEcon, LLM, practised as a barrister for 15 years before joining Griffith Business School. In practice, Richard specialised in commercial law; corporate insolvency (including company liquidations, voluntary administrations, receiverships and schemes of arrangement); trade practices law and competition law; and income tax (including tax planning for the GST). Richard has advised and acted for a wide range of companies, including some of Australia’s largest publicly listed corporations, federal and state government agencies, banks, merchant banks and accounting firms.


 Associate Professor Robert Cunningham, BBus, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons), GradCertLP, PhD (ANU), is based at Curtin Law School in Perth where he teaches Corporate Governance, Corporations Law and Professional Responsibility. His research efforts concentrate on international trade law, intellectual property rights and corporate accountability. Beyond academia, he is also a Barrister-at-Law specialising in Federal Court matters and public interest advocacy.


 Dr Paul Harpur is a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. He has taught corporate law to students from the school of law and the school of accounting for an extend period of time. His PhD concerned corporate social responsibility and since then Paul has had a research focus on how laws can regulate corporate conduct, primarily in relation to labour rights and human rights.

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Students can purchase their interactive E-Text from Wiley Direct: Company Law, An Interactive Approach, 1st Edition (Chapple et al.).

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