Unlocking Company Law
Routledge – 2013 – 468 pages
Series: Unlocking the Law
Company law is a vibrant and fast-moving area of the legal system. Unlocking Company Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an essential foundation to company law. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms:
This second edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the law, including all significant new cases. It also contains new material on rescuing troubled companies and takeovers.
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter, and there is a glossary of legal terminology.
The popular website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk has been improved and updated. It provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.
1. Introduction to company law 2. Legal structures of business organisations 3. The company as a distinct legal person 4. Company formation and linked issues 5. The constitution of the company 6. Financing a company 7. Shareholders, shares and share capital 8. Capital maintenance and distributions 9. Governance of the company 10. Legally binding the company 11. Directors' duties: General considerations and management duties 12. Directors' duties: Self-interest duties 13. Directors' duties: Remedies and reliefs and director disqualification 14. Minority shareholder protection 15. Restructuring, rescuing troubled companies and takeovers 16. Winding up and Dissolution of a Company 17. Transparency
Susan McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Law School