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Hannigan: Annotated Guide to the Companies Act

ISBN13: 9781845925550
ISBN: 1845925556
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406988641
Published: September 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Reprint of THE Butterworths edition - isbn 9780406988645

The Annotated Guide to the Companies Act is a new work which offers practical, in-depth, section-by-section commentary identifying the key requirements of each provision of the Companies Act 1985 and taking into account all of the statutory amendments since 1985 as well as the latest judicial pronouncements.


  • Detailed commentary is included on those areas of particular interest to the busy practitioner, for example, on meetings and resolutions, unfairly prejudicial conduct, transactions with directors, charges and overseas companies
  • The latest important case law affecting legislative provisions is analysed, including
    • O'Neill v Phillips (1999) on unfairly prejudicial remedy
    • Re Duckwari (1999) on transactions with directors
    • Re Brumark (2001) on fixed and floating charges
    • BCCI v Akindele (2000) on financial assistance.
  • Recent legislative developments include the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on company investigations, the effect of the Electronic Communications Order on meetings and the new Part XA on political donations.

The Annotated Guide to the Companies Act will prove an invaluable guide for the busy corporate practitioner's day-to-day use.""

Company Law
Unfairly prejudicial remedy - the scope of this jurisdiction after the decision of the House of Lords in O'Neill v Phillips [1999] 2 BCLC 1
Transactions with directors - substantial property transactions -guidance from the Court of Appeal in Re Duckwari plc (No 2) [1998] 2 BCLC 315
Re Duckwari plc (No 3) [1999] 1 BCLC 168
Unlawful distributions - directors' liabilities after Bairstow v Queens Moat Houses, Court of Appeal, unreported,17 May 2001
De facto and shadow directors - guidance from the Court of Appeal in Re Kaytech International plc [1999] 2 BCLC 351 and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Deverell [2000] 2 BCLC 133
Fixed and floating charges - charges on book debts - from Re New Bullas Trading Ltd [1994] 1 BCLC 485 to Re Brumark Investments Ltd [2000] 1 BCLC 353
Financial assistance - liabilities of third parties - Royal Brunei Airlines v Tan [1995] 2 AC 378
BCCI (Overseas) Ltd v Akindele [2000] 4 All ER 221
Informal unanimous consent - the Duomatic principle after Wright v Atlas Wright (Europe) Ltd [1999] 2 BCLC 301, CA
Restoration of dissolved companies - limitation directions in personal injury claims after Smith v White Knight Laundry, unreported, 11 May 2001, CA
Recent legislative changes noted in depth include: Company Investigations - the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 - Attorney General's Reference (No 7 of 2000), unreported, 29 March 2001, CA
Electronic communications - the impact on company meetings of the Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000, SI 2000/3373
Political donations - New Part XA controlling political donations added to the Companies Act by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000"