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Critical Company Law 2nd ed isbn 9780415538824

Critical Company Law

ISBN13: 9780415425421
New Edition ISBN: 9780415538824
Published: August 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Multi-disciplinary in approach, this comprehensive volume examines English company law from both a socio-legal and black letter perspective. Using a contextual and critical framework; drawing on the influence of American law and legal scholarship and a case study of mutual building societies' march to the market and corporate identity, this book argues that modern company law is shaped by economics, ideology and existing law and that the state of the law at any one time is determined by the constantly shifting dynamic between them.

Scrutinizing the Companies Act 2006 in detail and tracing the history of the fundamental principles of company law, Talbot explores: the doctrine of separate corporate personality directors' duties minority protection and the doctrine of "ultra vires". Invigorating this much studied area; uncovering the social factors that continue to inform it and the political nature of the law itself, this textbook is an invaluable resource for all those studying company law.

Company Law
An Introduction to the Company Form.
The Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality.
The Historical Emergence of the Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality.
The Company Constitution
A Director's Fiduciary Duties
The Governance of Corporations
Building Societies: A case study.