Selected Issues in Company Law module (LW32026)

Learn an advanced understanding of United Kingdom company law

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You will learn about the interaction between theory and practice in company law. Companies often encounter complex issues between their corporate constituent parts. Company law takes these into account when mitigating conflicts of interest between constituents.

Building on the foundations laid in the Business Organisations module, this module seeks to develop your knowledge and understanding of:

  • shareholder rights
  • the protection of minority shareholders
  • takeovers
  • shares and debentures
  • creditor protection and corporate failure
  • the various statuary mechanisms for corporate restructuring

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • understand the main principles and rules that seek to regulate and protect different participants within companies
  • develop well-reasoned analyses and arguments for the reform of selected areas of company law

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • identify the legal issues raised by complex hypothetical 'problem question' scenarios
  • apply your knowledge of the main principles and rules of company law. This will allow you to articulate well-argued solutions to those questions

Assignments / assessment

  • skills-based written assignment (40%)
  • research paper (60%)

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures
  • tutorials/seminars
  • independent Study

This module will be delivered by a combination of lectures and student-led seminars, based on prior reading, allowing a high level of engagement.

This module is available at Levels 3 and 4. You are only able to take one version of this module. Your adviser of studies will help you choose.


This module is available on following courses: