Company Law 1

Module code: M5004
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Essay

The module deals with the framework for company law and regulation in the United Kingdom. Company Law 1 addresses the foundational principles of company law. It examines the nature of the company, including separate legal personality and limited liability; the company’s constitution and internal relations in the company; the duties of the directors; transactions between the company and outsiders. While Company Law is, like most other law courses, quite specific in content, it is very useful in facilitating understanding of the economic and political context in which law develops. This module is a pre-requisite for company law 2.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a methodical and systematic understanding of key aspects of the rules, principles and concepts of company law from case law and statute.
  • Show an in-depth understanding of foundational principles of company law and their practical application in the business world.
  • Show the ability to present critical and cogent written arguments which evaluate company law
  • Show the ability to conduct independent research into a particular topic in company law