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date: 01 December 2023

p. 833. Corporate Activity and Legal Liabilitylocked

p. 833. Corporate Activity and Legal Liabilitylocked

  • Sarah WorthingtonSarah WorthingtonDowning Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge


This chapter discusses how the company acts as a legal person. It covers: contractual liability; corporate capacity; agency and authority in corporate contracting; contracts and the execution of documents; pre-incorporation contracts; corporate gifts; tort liability; criminal liability; whether and in what circumstances knowledge should be imputed to a company or other corporate body; and the conduct of litigation.

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