An ideal introductory textbook, Bourne on Company Law offers a succinct overview of the fundamental areas covered in LLB and GDL courses. The text is clear and easy to follow, being presented in short, sub-headed sections for ease of navigation, and is thoroughly cross-referenced to highlight connections across topics.
Written for both law and non-law students, this text offers straightforward explanations of all key cases, as well as chapter summaries and end of chapter questions to aid understanding. The book is also supported by a companion website offering self-test questions, a useful glossary and annotated web links.
Nicholas Bourne worked as a Company Secretary after qualifying as a Barrister. He taught widely in Company Law in the United Kingdom and the Far East. He became a Professor of Law and later a Member of the National Assembly for Wales. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013 and in May 2015 was appointed Under-Secretary of State at the Departments of Energy & Climate Change and the Wales Office.
1. Introduction 2. The Salomon principle and the corporate veil 3. Promoters and pre-incorporation contracts 4. Shares and payment of capital 5. Financial Services Authority - issue of shares to the public 6. The company's constitution - some vital considerations 7. The articles of association 8.The payment of dividends 9. The maintenance of capital 10. Directors 11. Powers of directors 12. Directors' duties 13. Corporate governance 14. Insider dealing and market abuse 15. Minority protection 16. Company meetings 17 .Accounts and returns 18. Auditors and annual return 19. S ecretary 20. Debentures and the law of mortgages 21. Receivership 22. Voluntary arrangements and administration 23. Investigations 24. Takeovers, reconstructions and amalgamations 25. Liquidation.