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Introduction to Company Law

A one-day course covering the basics of company law, and how it applies to everyday business.

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

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 delegates looking for a general understanding of company law in the UK. 

Who is the course for?

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

Course Highlights

  • 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 will you get out of it?

  • 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
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.
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This course forms part of the ICSA Professional Development Award in Company Law and Compliance in Listed Companies, Company Law and Compliance in Unlisted Companies and Core Skills for Support Staff.

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Programme

09.15 Registration
09.30 What is a company?
  • Key features of a company
  • Sources of company law (CA 2006, case law, constitution)
  • Types of company
  • The company as a separate legal person
  • The concept of limited liability
  • Case study: Salomon vs A Salomon & Co Ltd
10.45 Company formation
  • Documentation and information requirements
  • Forming a company Vs acquiring a shelf company
11.15 Tea/coffee
11.30 Company constitution
  • The meaning of ‘constitution’
  • Articles of association (overview of contents, amendments, enforcement)
12.15 The Board - Part One
  • Role of directors
  • Appointment / Removal of directors
12.45 Lunch
13.30 The Board - Part Two
  • Directors duties
  • Board decisions
  • Role of company secretary
14.45 Shareholders
  • Roles of shareholders
  • Shareholder decisions – written resolutions, general meetings
15.45 Tea/coffee
16.00 Share and capital maintenance
  • Allotting shares
  • Pre-emption rights
  • Capital maintenance doctrine
16.45 Winding up
  • Administration
  • Voluntary winding up
  • Compulsory winding up
17.00 Close

Trainer

Nigel Banerjee course leader

Nigel is a visiting lecturer at King's College London. He is the author of the ICSA Company Law Handbook and the general editor of Jordans' International Corporate Procedures. He contributes to Gore-Browne on Companies and the Butterworths Corporate Law Service.

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Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

4 April 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Other dates

Course date

19 June 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Course date

5 September 2018 Book now

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

Free affiliateship

Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

Course dates may be subject to change.

Course price

£665 + VAT (Non-members)
£510 + VAT (ICSA members)
£335 + VAT (ICSA students)

Course date

4 April 2018 Book now

Other dates

Course location

  • Saffron House
    6-10 Kirby St
    London
    EC1N 8TS

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