Unlocking Company Law will give you an understanding of the scope of company law, how it is linked to other specialist legal subjects, the sources of company law and the key legal principles. The book explores the legal structures of different types of business organisations and covers the areas which feature most commonly on undergraduate law programmes: * the corporate personality doctrine * shareholders, shares and capital * directors' duties * minority shareholder protection * transparency. The law is illustrated throughout with recent and prominent cases and the Companies Act 2006 is explored and explained in full. Unlocking Company Law will provide you with the tools you need to engage with and understand company law. The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible. The text includes features, activities, key facts charts, diagrams, and clear headings and sub-headings to aid you in understanding the different areas within your course. All titles in this series have been written specifically to ensure that you understand fully the concepts required and are able to apply them with confidence.
Each book follows the same format and includes the same features so you can move easily from one subject to another.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to company law 2. Legal structures of business organisations 3. Sources and types of law relevant to companies 4. Types of registered companies 5. A company as a distinct legal person 6. Preparing to establish a company 7. Registering a company 8. Financing the company 9. Shares 10. Loans and tender security 11. The constitution of the company 12. Management of the company 13. Decisions of shareholders 14. Directors I: appointment, removal and powers 15. Directors II: duties 16. Executives and managers 17. Company secretary 18. Annual accounts & reports and auditors 19. Shareholder protection 20. Criminal law and companies 21. Insolvency and liquidations 22. Hot topics
Author: Susan McLaughin LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. She is a qualified barrister and solicitor and was formerly General Counsel and Company Secretary for Bass Brewers. Series Editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister. She has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author. Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author. Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are series editors of the Key Facts, Key Cases, and Key Statutes series, all published by Hodder Education.