Smith & Keenan's Company Law, 18th edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Charles Wild / Stuart Weinstein  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
18
Language
English
Total pages
664
Pub.-date
June 2019
ISBN13
9781292246062
ISBN
1292246065
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Description

The ideal companion for anyone studying company law, Smith & Keenan’s Company Law provides you with:

●   Straightforward, accessible coverage of the key legal principles you’ll need to understand for your module written by experienced lecturers in the field;

●   A range of features to support your learning and help you study independently, including detailed case summaries and discussion of academic opinion in the area;

●   Extensive further reading suggestions to a wide range of academic articles to encourage deeper understanding and analysis.

 

Features

 

●   Straightforward, accessible coverage of the key legal principles you’ll need to understand for your module written by experienced lecturers in the field;

●   A range of features to support your learning and help you study independently, including detailed case summaries and discussion of academic opinion in the area;

●   Extensive further reading suggestions to a wide range of academic articles to encourage deeper understanding and analysis.

New to this Edition

This eighteenth edition includes:

●   A new chapter on partnerships and limited liability partnerships

●   An extended chapter on the corporate veil, including Petrodel Resources Ltd v Prest [2013] and academic discussion of lifting and piercing the veil of incorporation

●   A revised chapter on the statutory derivative action exploring the evolving case law such as Wilton UK Ltd v Shuttleworth [2018].

●   Discussion of key developments brought about by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBEEA) 2015, including maintenance of a register of people with significant control (PSC); greater restrictions on corporate directors; and the submission of statements of confirmation

 

 

Table of Contents

 Brief contents

 

Preface to the eighteenth edition
Law report abbreviations
Table of cases
Table of statutes
1 An overview of company law
2 Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
3 Promotion, incorporation, membership and people with significant control
4 The corporate veil
5 Corporate governance
6 The memorandum of association
7 The articles of association
8 Altering the articles of association
9 The company and its contracts
10 Directors and management
11 The duties of directors
12 Vacation of office, disqualification and the personal liability of directors
13 Meetings and resolutions
14 Allotments, calls and forfeiture of shares
15 Shares and share capital
16 Shares – payment and transfer
17 Company flotations and insider dealing
18 Capital maintenance and distribution
19 Debentures and charges
20 The statutory derivative action
21 The protection of minorities
22 Corporate insolvency – company rescue
23 Corporate insolvency – procedures other than rescue
24 Corporate insolvency – winding-up in context
Index

Back Cover

'A textbook on Company Law that really speaks to students. The focus on learning and understanding is evident as information is presented and tested in accessible language and visually appealing sections.'
Dr Sabine Hassler, Senior Lecturer in Law, UWE Bristol
 
'...written in a clear and practical manner. The chapters strike a balance between covering essential contents and conciseness, which students should find attractive.'
Dr Pontian N Okoli, Lecturer in Law, University of Stirling

 

 

The ideal companion for anyone studying company law, Smith & Keenan’s Company Law provides you with straightforward, accessible coverage of the key legal principles you’ll need to understand for your module. Complete with features such as detailed case summaries and further reading suggestions to a wide range of academic articles, this eighteenth edition supports your learning and encourages deeper understanding and analysis by including: 

 

●   A new chapter on partnerships and limited liability partnerships

●   An extended chapter on the corporate veil, including academic discussion of lifting and piercing the veil of incorporation

●   A revised chapter on the statutory derivative action exploring the evolving case law in the area.

●   Discussion of key developments brought about by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (SBEEA) 2015, including register of people with significant control (PSC); greater restrictions on corporate directors; and statements of confirmation

 

Professor Charles Wild (PhD, MBA, LLM, PCHE, LPC, CPE, BSc (Econ)) is a leading authority on company law, has lectured widely in the UK and abroad, and acts as consultant to a number of public and private bodies.

 

Professor Stuart Weinstein (JD, MBA, BA) is a solicitor and attorney with over twenty years’ practice experience in the US, UK and Korea, is a recognized expert in legal risk management, and is a Swift Institute Scholar.

Author

Professor Charles Wild (PhD, MBA, LLM, PCHE, LPC, CPE, BSc (Econ)) is a leading authority on company law, has lectured widely, both in the UK and abroad, and acts as consultant to a number of public and private bodies.

 

Professor Stuart Weinstein (JD, MBA, BA) is a solicitor and attorney with over twenty years’ practice experience in the US, UK and Korea, is a recognized expert on legal risk management in companies, and is a Swift Institute Scholar.