Unlocking Company Law is the ideal resource for learning and revising Company Law. This 4th edition has been extensively updated, and this, along with its many pedagogical features, makes it the ideal companion for students studying Company Law.
Each chapter in the book contains:
• aims and objectives;
• activities such as self-test questions;
• charts of key facts to consolidate your knowledge;
• diagrams to aid memory and understanding;
• prominently displayed cases and judgments;
• chapter summaries;
• essay questions with answer plans.
In addition, the book features a glossary of legal terminology, making the law more accessible.
1: INTRODUCTION TO COMPANY LAW; 2: LEGAL STRUCTURES OF BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS; 3: THE COMPANY AS A DISTINCT AND LEGAL PERSON; 4: COMPANY FORMATION AND LINKED ISSUES; 5: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMPANY; 6: FINANCING A COMPANY; 7: SHAREHOLDERS, SHARES AND SHARE CAPITAL; 8: CAPITAL MAINTENANCE AND DISTRIBUTIONS; 9: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE; 10: LEGALLY BINDING THE COMPANY; 11: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT DUTIES; 12: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES: CONFLICT OF INTEREST DUTIES; 13: DIRECTORS’ DUTIES: REMEDIES AND RELIEFS AND DIRECTOR DISQUALIFICATION; 14: SHAREHOLDER REMEDIES; 15: RESTRUCTURING, RESCUING TROUBLED COMPANIES AND TAKEOVERS; 16: WINDING UP AND DISSOLUTION OF A COMPANY; 17: TRANSPARENCY
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.
All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.
Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.
Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.
Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.