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Card & James' Business Law

Card & James' Business Law (4th edn)

Lee Roach
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p. 50919. Incorporation and bodies corporatelocked

p. 50919. Incorporation and bodies corporatelocked

  • Lee RoachLee RoachSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth
  • Published in print: 01 April 2016
  • Published online: September 2016


This chapter examines the law governing incorporation and bodies corporate. It explains that corporate bodies are called such because they are created via the process of incorporation and have corporate personality (and are therefore legal persons), and these types of business entities come in two principal forms, namely companies and limited liability partnerships. It discusses the formation and registration process for these types of businesses and the different types of registered companies. This chapter also describes the advantages of incorporation which include corporate personality, limited liability, and perpetual succession and its disadvantages which include civil liability, criminal liability, and potentially complex regulation.

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