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10. Duty to promote the success of the company

10. Duty to promote the success of the company  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0010
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9780198787709
At common law, directors have a duty to act bona fide in the interests of the company, which is restated in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) s. 172(1) as a duty to act to promote the ... More
1. Formation, classification, and registration of companies

1. Formation, classification, and registration of companies  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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Sep 2018
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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0001
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This chapter considers the mechanics of formation and registration and the various types of companies which may be formed. It also looks briefly at alternative vehicles for business. ... More
22. Corporate reconstructions and takeovers

22. Corporate reconstructions and takeovers  

Lee Roach

in Company Law

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Mar 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191828928
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10.1093/he/9780198786634.003.0022
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9780198786634
This chapter looks at the legal framework that regulated takeovers, as well as discussing corporate reconstruction via a scheme of arrangement and a scheme of reconstruction. A ... More
1. Overview

1. Overview  

Derek French

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

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Aug 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191876998
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10.1093/he/9780198841517.003.0001
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9780198841517
This chapter provides an overview of the work’s contents. It introduces the basic ideas of company law. A company is an artificial legal person capable of owning property, being a party to ... More
3. Registration

3. Registration  

Derek French

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

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10.1093/he/9780198841517.003.0003
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9780198841517
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 ... More
2. The framework of company law

2. The framework of company law  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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Sep 2018
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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0002
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9780198787709
This chapter begins with a discussion of the statutory framework of company law. Registered companies in the UK are governed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) and its predecessors. ... More
10. Company law II: directors, finance, and capital

10. Company law II: directors, finance, and capital  

James Marson and Katy Ferris

in Business Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (4th edn)

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Aug 2019
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Sep 2019
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9780191879968
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10.1093/he/9780198840602.003.0010
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9780198840602
Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are ... More
15. Corporate Administration

15. Corporate Administration  

James Marson and Katy Ferris

in Business Law (5th edn)

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May 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191821547
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10.1093/he/9780198766285.003.0015
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This chapter identifies the administrative requirements of a company, from the regulation of the company’s meetings, and the interaction of the members with the company, and how the various ... More
10. Shareholders

10. Shareholders  

J. Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

in Business Law 2020-2021 (28th edn)

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Jun 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191892721
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10.1093/he/9780198858393.003.0010
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9780198858393
This chapter focuses on the position of shareholders in relation to a company. It considers the following issues: registration of membership; the powers of shareholders in relation to their ... More
10. Shareholders

10. Shareholders  

J. Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

in Business Law 2019-2020 (27th edn)

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Jun 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191879678
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10.1093/he/9780198838579.003.0010
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9780198838579
This chapter focuses on the position of shareholders in relation to a company. It considers the following issues: registration of membership; the powers of shareholders in relation to their ... More
8. Formation of a limited company

8. Formation of a limited company  

J. Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

in Business Law 2020-2021 (28th edn)

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Jun 2020
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9780191892721
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10.1093/he/9780198858393.003.0008
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9780198858393
This chapter considers the process by which a limited company is formed and the steps required both for and following its formation. It also looks at the related changes which can be made ... More
14. Members

14. Members  

Derek French

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

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9780191876998
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10.1093/he/9780198841517.003.0014
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9780198841517
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 ... More
11. Duty of care, skill, and independent judgement

11. Duty of care, skill, and independent judgement  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0011
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In addition to their fiduciary obligations, directors are subject to duties of care and skill. This chapter discusses the statutory standard of care, skill, and diligence; the content of ... More
16. Membership and the incidents of membership

16. Membership and the incidents of membership  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0016
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This chapter discusses the law on membership and incidents of membership. Membership of a company is governed by Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), The discussion in this chapter covers classes ... More
17. Decision-making and company meetings

17. Decision-making and company meetings  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0017
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Shareholders typically exercise what powers they possess during the general meeting of the company, in the form of resolutions passed at such meetings. This chapter considers the mechanisms ... More
20. The derivative claim and the rule in Foss v Harbottle

20. The derivative claim and the rule in Foss v Harbottle  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0020
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9780198787709
Shareholders' remedies are dominated by the rule in Foss v Harbottle. The rule is based on two fundamental principles of company law: respect for the separate legal personality of the ... More
8. A statutory statement of directors’ duties

8. A statutory statement of directors’ duties  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0008
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9780198787709
One of the most important changes implemented by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) is the inclusion for the first time of a statutory statement of directors' general duties in Pt 10, Ch 2. ... More
9. Duty to act within constitution and powers

9. Duty to act within constitution and powers  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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Sep 2018
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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0009
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9780198787709
Directors have a duty to act bona fide in the interests of the company and exercise their powers for a proper purpose and not for any collateral (i.e. personal or sectional) purpose. The ... More
12. The constitution of the company: dealing with outsiders

12. The constitution of the company: dealing with outsiders  

Alan Dignam and John Lowry

in Company Law (10th edn)

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191867071
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10.1093/he/9780198811831.003.0012
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9780198811831
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter explores the ... More
7. Directors’ Duties

7. Directors’ Duties  

Sarah Worthington

in Sealy & Worthington's Text, Cases, and Materials in Company Law (11th edn)

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191829499
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10.1093/he/9780198722052.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198722052
This chapter discusses the functioning of directors and their duties under common law and the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). Topics covered include: the scope and nature of directors’ ... More

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