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Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law (37th edn)

Derek French
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date: 10 December 2022

p. 353. Registrationlocked

p. 353. Registrationlocked

  • Derek French


This chapter discusses the process of registration for the incorporation of companies under the Companies Act 2006. It considers the distinction between private and public companies, the meaning of limited liability and the significant characteristics of the company created by the registration procedure at Companies House, such as a company’s separate corporate personality (which is highly artificial), its members, shareholding, directors, secretary, name, constitution and its registered office and domicile. To deter misuse of companies, the registration process involves disclosing much information about a company which is then available for public inspection. This process of public disclosure continues throughout a company’s existence.

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