- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 3 of 3
- Taught in:
- Full Year
The module will provide a sound foundation of knowledge of English company law, a very important topic for legal practice and general legal knowledge. It also helps the understanding of issues in development, human rights, the environment and globalisation generally.
The module covers a selection of the main topics of English company law and other matters of topical interest. Set out below is a representative selection. The list of topics taught may vary from year to year, and may include subjects not included in this list:
- Types of Business Association;
- Introduction to Companies and Company Law;
- Separate Personality and Lifting the Veil of Incorporation;
- Company Formation and Constitutional Documents;
- Shares and their Transfer;
- Organs and Officers;
- Management and Meetings;
- Binding the Company;
- Director’s Duties;
- Shareholder Remedies;
- Control of Maladministration;
- Criminal Responsibility of Corporations;
- Offering Shares to the Public;
- Corporate Governance;
- Corporate Collapse;
- History and Reform;
- European Community Aspect.
BA law students will need permission from the module convenor which will only be granted if the student has sufficient grounding in English law. Study Abroad/Exchange students may not take this module.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
- To provide a sound foundation of knowledge of English company law; and
- To help the understanding of issues in development, human rights, the environment and globalisation generally.
Method of assessment
- Unseen written exam: 100%
- Foster, NHD (2006) 'Perception, Language and “Reality” in Corporate Law Theory' (17) King's College Law Journal 299
- Foster, NHD (2005 and 2007) 'The Theoretical Background: The Nature of the Actors in Corporate Social Responsibility' in Tully, S (ed) Research Handbook on Corporate Legal Responsibility Edward Elgar Publishing Limited