Company Law

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Year 3 of 3
Module code
FHEQ Level
School of Law

Module overview

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, and globalisation generally.

The module covers a selection of the main topics of English company law. 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:

  • Introduction to Companies and Company Law
  • Separate Personality and Piercing the Veil of Incorporation
  • Company Formation and Constitutional Documents
  • Shares
  • Organs and Officers
  • Management and Meetings
  • Binding the Company
  • Director’s Duties
  • Shareholder Remedies
  • Loans and Security
  • Corporate Collapse

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • To provide a sound foundation of knowledge of English company law


  • Weekly 2 hour lecture
  • 1 hour tutorial

Method of assessment

  • Essay/brief: 20% (1500 words)
  • Unseen written exam: 80%


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules