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Sealy & Worthington's Text, Cases, and Materials in Company Law

Twelfth Edition

Sarah Worthington and Sinéad Agnew

July 2022

ISBN: 9780198830092

930 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

The only book in this area to offer primary sources with incisive author commentary and stimulating analysis.



Sealy & Worthington's Text, Cases, & Materials in Company Law is well-established as one of the foremost texts in its field. Vital extracts are supplemented by sophisticated commentary and well-chosen notes and questions, taking into account the most recent developments in the field.

  • Highly praised balance of case extracts with strong interlinking author commentary, providing students with both the primary sources and the analysis to fully understand the subject
  • Takes students through the fundamental structure of the subject with logical progression of topics, helping to build a full picture of how the areas within company law link together for those new to the subject
  • Provides a clear and concise introduction to each different aspect of company law so that the purpose of relevant rules is clear and related difficulties are put into context
  • Includes critical notes and challenging questions that test understanding and provoke debate
  • Provides a structured way to gain confidence and familiarity in reading from case reports
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality and navigation features

New to this edition

  • Improved chapter order and location of materials, but the same highly praised balance of case extracts with strong interlinking author commentary.
  • New cases on piercing the veil, unfair prejudice, parent company liability, attribution, markets, authority of agents, distributions, and many more.
  • Coverage of new legislative/policy measures, including UK Corporate Governance Code 2018, Wates Corporate Governance Principles for Large Private Companies 2018, Stewardship Code 2020, Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, and more.

About the Author(s)

Sarah Worthington, Downing Professor of the Laws of England, Fellow of Trinity College, and Director of the Cambridge Private Law Centre, University of Cambridge, and Sinéad Agnew, Catherine Seville Assistant Professor in Law, Fellow of Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Table of Contents

    1:The company and its incorporation
    2:Corporate personality and limited liability
    3:Corporate activity and legal liability
    4:Shareholders as an organ of the company
    5:The board of directors as an organ of the company
    6:Corporate governance
    7:Directors' duties
    8:Remedies for maladministration of the company
    9:Company auditors
    11:Raising equity capital from shareholders
    12:Distributions to shareholders and capital maintenance
    13:Raising debt capital: borrowing, debentures and charges
    14:Public disclosure, market regulation and public investigations of companies
    15:Reconstructions, mergers and takeovers
    16:Rescue and insolvency procedures

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

The twelfth 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 and navigation features: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

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