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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law (36th edn)

Derek French
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date: 10 December 2022

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  • Derek FrenchDerek FrenchFreelance editor and writer in business and legal publishing for over 30 years

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the members or shareholders of a company and the way in which they take decisions on the company’s affairs. It begins by considering the rules which determine who is a member of a company and the information on the members which a company must record. It then describes the mandatory rules of company law that allow members to participate in decision-making with regard to a company’s affairs; members’ class rights and the alteration of such rights. Relevant provisions of the Companies Act 2006 governing written resolutions of private companies, meetings and annual general meetings, voting, adjournment of meetings and authorisation of political donations by companies are discussed. The chapter analyses a number of particularly significant cases.

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