This new handbook provides a detailed account of company law in the context of the Companies Act 2006. Although the book covers the regulation of both private and public companies, it deals in particular with the law relating to private companies. The book highlights and explains the extensive reforms made by the Companies Act 2006 in a comprehensive and clear manner. Detailed, practical and readable, the "Company Law Handbook": outlines the new registration procedures; discusses the new constitutional structures; includes discussion of the reform of directors' duties; explains the new statutory derivative action; provides commentary on the reform of the auditing system; has a discrete chapter dealing with taxation issues; and, covers the new corporate manslaughter legislation.
Stephen Griffin is a professor of law at the University of Wolverhampton. He specialises in corporate law and is the author of and contributor to several publications in the field. Stephen is also the author of Company Law - Fundamental Principles 4th edition and Personal Liability and Disqualification of Company Directors.With chapters on accounting and taxation by David Southern, a barrister at Temple Tax Chambers specialising in corporate finance and having extensive experience of VAT and financial services. He is co-author of Taxation of Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts 8th edition.