Company Law

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Company Law

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial and successful prior study of law

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module examines the most common juristic person, the company (limited by shares
    or guarantee and both public and private limited companies). The cornerstones of the
    module include critical evaluation of the role of the company as a separate legal juristic
    person, directors and their duties, shareholders and their legal remedies, employees and
    their position apropos the Companies Act 2006.

    Close examination is undertaken of the policy and reform process leading up to the
    enactment of the Companies Act 2006. Primary sources (statute and case law) and
    secondary sources (academic comment, reform discussion) are used at length during the

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Company Law History and Introduction
    ? Corporate Personality
    ? Some Trends in Company Law Reform
    ? The Companies Act 2006 and the CLRSG
    ? The Corporate Constitution
    ? Directors Duties (I): Appointment, Power and (as were) Common Law Duties &
    s.174 CA2006
    ? Directors Duties (II): Fiduciary Duties, Enforcement of Fair Dealing and Human
    ? Corporate Governance I
    ? Corporate Governance II
    ? Shareholders (I): The Relationship between the Company and the Shareholder
    ? Shareholders (II): Rights of Participation and Legal Action

    Spring Semester:
    ? Employees: Protecting their Interest ? class assessment exercise
    ? Corporate Finance
    ? Insider Dealing
    ? Takeovers
    ? Corporate Manslaughter
    ? Company Share Capital Maintenance
    ? Corporate Insolvency (1)
    ? Corporate Insolvency (2)
    ? Course Overview and Revision

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? Exam (70%)
    ? Coursework ? Essay (30%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative assessment (tbc)
    STUDY OPTION 3: Alternative assessment (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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