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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3107C: Company Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Kate Holtaway (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

Foundations of Company Law

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

An understanding of Company Law is an asset to anyone: companies, whether for good or bad, are now an essential feature of our economy and society and a frequent topic of political and wider debate.  An appreciation of Company Law allows you a better understanding of legal, business and financial regulation and can empower you as employee, customer, supplier or creditor. This module looks at legal issues arising throughout the life of the company, from formation to liquidation.  In this module, considering both private and public companies, you will examine the nature of the corporate form, the constitution, administration and management of companies, directors’ duties, shareholder remedies, corporate responsibility, corporate capital, corporate insolvency and directors’ liability on insolvency.  You will consider topics that concern both the internal operation of a company (and the relationships within a company), and the external activities of a company (and the company’s engagement with the wider world).

This module is suitable for those studying for any degree, however please note that Foundations of Company Law (LAW3103C) is a pre-requisite for this module.

Module created

27/11/18

Last revised

12/12/18