An Introduction to Company Law

Open public CPD training course

Designed for delegates who have no prior knowledge of UK company law, this course explores the key principles and concepts behind the legal founding and management of companies in the UK. Using the Companies Act 2006 as the main source of company law, it provides the legal background to the various possible stages a company can go through in its lifetime, from beginning to end. It also looks at the legal obligations a company and the people who run it, face whilst carrying out its everyday business.

Explained in plain language and using practical examples, this course provides enough technical detail for those who require a simple refresher as well as an overview of the major conceptual theories for those looking for a general understanding of company law in the UK.

Programme highlights of ‘An Introduction to Company Law’

• What is a company?
• Company formation and constitution
• The board: role, duties, powers and decision-making
• Shareholders
• Share capital and capital maintenance
• Winding up

What you will learn from our one day Company Law Course

• A concise yet comprehensive overview of the main legal principles underpinning company activity in the UK.
• An understanding of the ‘life’ of the company and of the legal obligations it, and the people who run it, will face day to day.
• Through the use of plain language and practical examples, the tools to explore the link between legal theory and business reality.

Contents of ‘An Introduction to Company Law’

What is a company?
• Brief history of companies
• Sources of company law (CA 2006, case law, constitution)
• Types of company
• The company as a distinct legal person
• The concept of limited liability
• Case study: Salomon Vs A Salomon & Co. Ltd

Company formation
• An introduction to the basic concepts of director, shareholder, share and constitution
• Forming a company Vs acquiring a shelf company

An Introduction to Company Law open-house Course

Company constitution
• Memorandums
• Articles

The Board
• Role, duties and powers of directors
• Decisions of directors – board meetings, written resolutions
• Roles and duties of the company secretary

• Roles, responsibilities and powers
• Shareholder decisions – general meetings, written resolutions

Share capital and capital maintenance
• Allotting shares
• Pre-emption rights
• Dividends
• Rationale for capital maintenance

Winding up
• Voluntary striking off
• Voluntary winding up

Nigel Banerjee – The Course Speaker

Nigel Banerjee is a company law tutor at King’s College London. He was formerly a corporate professional support lawyer in a City law firm, and has written widely on company law topics. He is the general editor of Jordans’ International Corporate Procedures and a contributor to Gore-Browne on Companies and the Butterworths Corporate Law Service.

Key Benefits of attending our one day Company Law Course

• A discursive and interactive approach.
• Use of real examples to stimulate thought and discussion.
• Access to one of the world’s leading speakers on the subject
• Ideas you can use immediately

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like a ‘done in one’ primer on company law in the UK.

Company Law Course fee

• Training course at a Central London venue.
• Including lunch and refreshments.
• Copies of all course materials.
• Price £665 (excl VAT) – certain concessions are available please enquire for availability.

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