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Company Law

Second Edition

Lee Roach

March 2022

ISBN: 9780192895677

832 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Pitched perfectly for today's company law student: comprehensive, rigorous coverage presented in an engaging, supportive framework



Lee Roach guides the reader through the intricacies of the subject with unrivalled clarity and expert analysis of the application of principles to real-life cases.

  • A modern text, covering all of the core aspects of company law with clarity and precision
  • Academically rigorous and comprehensive, but stays focused on the needs to the students
  • A 'Law in Action' feature provides real-world examples, showing students how the principles apply in practice, alongside many other features that bring the subject to life
  • The relationship between company law and corporate governance is explored, ensuring that students have a full picture of how and why companies are created and regulated
  • Extensive accompanying online resources provide the opportunity for students to test their knowledge, research additional topics, and keep up to date via a twitter feed and blog from the author
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new section looking at the administration of corporate law and governance
  • The effects of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union
  • The impact upon company law of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • New and updated case law and legislation, including the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, the UK Stewardship Code 2020, Fairford Water Ski Club Ltd v Cohoon [2021], Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd v Rossendale Borough Council [2021], Nectrus Ltd v UCP plc [2021], Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell plc [2021], Primeo Fund v Bank of Bermuda (Cayman) Ltd [2021], and many more
  • Proposed reforms to corporate criminal liability, the UK prospectus regime, and on restoring trust in audit and corporate governance

About the Author(s)

Lee Roach, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

Lee Roach is Senior Lecturer at Portsmouth University. He is the author of a number of student-focused books, including Card & James' Business Law and the Company Law Concentrate revision guide. He is also a co-author (along with Eric Baskind and Greg Osborne) of Commercial Law.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    2:The UK's corporate law and governance system
    Part II: The Formation and Nature of the Company
    4:Corporate personality
    5:The constitution of the company
    6:Corporate capacity and liability
    Part III: The directors of the company
    7:Classifications of director
    8:Director appointment and board composition
    9:The role and powers of the board
    10:Directors' duties I: duties of performance
    11:Directors' duties II: conflicts of interest
    12:Vacation of office and disqualification
    Part IV: Membership of the Company
    14:Meetings and investor engagement
    15:Members' remedies
    16:Share capital
    17:The maintenance of capital
    18:Public offers of shares
    19:Corporate transparency
    20:Debt capital and security
    Part V: Corporate Rescue, Restructuring, and Insolvency
    21:Corporate reconstructions and takeovers
    22:Corporate rescue
    23:Liquidation, dissolution, and restoration
    Additional Chapters
    24:Insider dealing and market abuse


"Extremely user-friendly without losing any of the academic depth, this text succeeds in taking a highly intricate subject and making it accessible for a wide variety of users." - Fiona E.C. King, University of Manchester

"It is a very good text that balances accessibility and precision, as well as doctrinal legal detail and policy discussion." - Andreas Kokkinis, University of Birmingham

"An impressive text on company law. Covers a most complex subject in a manner that is helpful to students." - David Milman, University of Lancaster

"Provides an understanding of the subject whilst not compromising on detail or knowledge." - Ian Bowden, University of Bolton

"An excellent addition in the list of company law textbooks. It is a modern, comprehensive book...user-friendly and incorporates several pedagogical tools." - Stelios Andreadakis, Brunel University London

Additional Resources

Digital formats

This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

Extensive online resources provide significant additional support including:
- Bonus chapter on insider dealing and market abuse
- Multiple choice questions
- Answers to the self-test questions in the book
- Glossary
- Further reading
- OSCOLA referencing guide
- Twitter feed (@UKCompanyLaw) from the author

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