Companies can raise finance by borrowing money and securing the debt by way of fixed or floating charge. Using case law in your answer explain what is the distinction between a fixed and floating charge and when one would be used over the other.
Consider the position of a company that is experiencing financial difficulties and has not paid the rent of its manufacturing premises for three months. The directors (at the same time) have allowed the company to enter into a new debt of $1,000,000 for new plant and equipment that now may not be paid by the due date. Advise whether the directors may have breached any provision of the Corporations Act. In your answer identify any applicable case law and legislation that may be relevant.