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Company Law

Lee Roach

March 2019

ISBN: 9780198786634

776 pages

In Stock

Price: £37.99

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



The perfect introduction to company law: 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.

  • Comprehensive coverage of all core aspects of company law, packaged in a modern, highly accessible text that is a model of clarity and precision
  • 'Law in action' boxes provide real-world examples directly related to the issue under discussion, showing students how the principles apply in practice
  • 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
  • A range of additional features, such as key case boxes, diagrams, and 'link' cross-references provide variety, emphasise key points, and break up longer passages of text
  • 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

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 Baskind and Osborne) of Commercial Law.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    2:Sources of company law and corporate governance
    Part II: The Formation and Nature of the Company
    4:Corporate personality
    5:The constitution of the company
    6:Corporate capacity, liability, and attribution
    Part III: The Board of Directors
    7:The classifications of director
    8:Board appointment, structure, and 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 VI: Corporate Rescue, Restructuring, and Insolvency
    21:Corporate rescue and receivership
    22:Corporate reconstructions and takeovers
    23:Liquidation, dissolution, and restoration


"Articulately written, innovative...prepared for the company lawyers of the future" - Dr Ama Eyo, Lecturer, DDS Partnerships & Company Law, Bangor University

"A modern and very illuminating text written from a 21st century perspective." - Professor David Milman, School of Law, University of Lancaster

"An invaluable guide for students...a reliable, modern, up-to-date and student-friendly company law textbook" - Dr Stelios Andreadakis, Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Financial Law Director, Postgraduate Taught Programmes, Brunel University London

"Very readable, student-friendly and engaging...company law comes alive in this book." - Dr Renginee G. Pillay, Universite Paris III - Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, Mauritius

Additional Resources

Extensive online resources provide significant additional support including:
- Online resources - Bonus chapter on insider dealing and market abuse
- Practice questions and answers
- Multiple choice questions
- Further reading
- Twitter feed (@UKCompanyLaw) and blog from the author (www.companylawandgovernance.com )

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