Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM105: Corporate Law and Governance

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Joseph Lee (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Company Law is of both theoretical and practical interest, of value both to specialist corporate lawyers and, given the importance of companies to the economy and everyday life, to anyone interested in law, business and legal practice. This module considers the operation and regulation of companies, focusing initially on the regulation of companies in England and Wales by establishing the fundamental principle of separate legal personality and examining the key internal relationships, looking in particular at directors’ duties and shareholder remedies.  From this base the module then moves on to consider matters of enforcement and finance, taking a transnational law approach.  

The module is open to all LLM students – students are not expected to have any existing knowledge or experience of Company Law in the UK.  

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