Introduction to Company Law

A one-day introduction to company law and its application to everyday business


The course will start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day. Start and finish times are subject to change.

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Network and introductions

What is a company?

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  • Key features of a company
  • Sources of company law (CA 2006, case law, constitution)
  • Types of company
  • The company as a separate legal person
  • The concept of limited liability
  • Case study: Salomon vs A Salomon & Co Ltd

Company formation

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  • Documentation and information requirements
  • Forming a company Vs acquiring a shelf company

Company constitution

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  • The meaning of ‘constitution’
  • Articles of association (overview of contents, amendments, enforcement)

The Board - Part One

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  • Role of directors
  • Appointment / Removal of directors

The Board - Part Two

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  • Directors duties
  • Board decisions
  • Role of company secretary


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  • Roles of shareholders
  • Shareholder decisions – written resolutions, general meetings

Share and capital maintenance

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  • Allotting shares
  • Pre-emption rights
  • Capital maintenance doctrine

Winding up

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  • Administration
  • Voluntary winding up
  • Compulsory winding up


Upcoming dates to be confirmed

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