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Year published: 2011
Chapters: United Kingdom company law, Re Saul D Harrison & Sons plc, DHN Food Distributors Ltd v Tower Hamlets London Borough Council, Attorney General of Belize v Belize Telecom Ltd, Colin Gwyer & Associates Ltd v London Wharf Ltd, O'Neill v Phillips, Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd, Pender v Lushington, Erlanger v New Sombrero Phosphate Co, Lewisham LBC v Malcolm and EHRC, Williams v Natural Life Health Foods Ltd, Russian Commercial and Industrial Bank v Comptoir d'Estcompte de Mulhouse, Southern Foundries Ltd v Shirlaw, Foss v Harbottle, Re Barleycorn Enterprises Ltd, Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd v Meyer, Freeman and Lockyer v Buckhurst Park Properties Ltd, Bushell v Faith, Imperial Hydropathic Hotel Co, Blackpool v Hampson, Progress Property Co Ltd v Moorgarth Group Ltd, Isle of Wight Railway Company v Tahourdin, Bhullar v Bhullar, Re Spectrum Plus Ltd, Bray v Ford, Re Cardiff Savings Bank, Wallersteiner v Moir, Mogul Steamship Co Ltd v McGregor, Gow & Co, Aberdeen Railway Co v Blaikie Brothers, Foster Bryant Surveying Ltd v Bryant, Barron v Potter, Royal British Bank v Turquand, Rolled Steel Products Ltd v British Steel Corp, Boulting v Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians, Panorama Developments Ltd v Fidelis Furnishing Fabrics Ltd, Carlen v Drury, Borland’s Trustee v Steel Bros & Co Ltd, Re Hydrodam Ltd, Hely-Hutchinson v Brayhead Ltd, Hutton v West Cork Railway Co, Daimler Co Ltd v Continental Tyre and Rubber Co Ltd, Adams v Cape Industries plc, Moore Stephens v Stone Rolls Ltd, The Charitable Corporation v Sutton, Keech v Sandford, Atlasview Ltd v Brightview Ltd, Allen v Gold Reefs of West Africa Ltd, Case of Sutton's Hospital, Lubbe v Cape Plc, Mutual Life Insurance Co of New York v The Rank Organisation Ltd, Re Blue Arrow plc, Littlewoods Mail Order Stores v Inland Revenue Commissioners, Regal Ltd v Gulliver, Re Brumark Investments Ltd, Automatic Self-Cleansing Filter Syndicate Co Ltd v Cuninghame, Lennard's Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd, Johnson v Unisys Ltd, Bishopsgate Investment Management Ltd v Maxwell, Re Barings plc, Re D'Jan of London Ltd, Howard Smith Ltd v Ampol Petroleum Ltd, Smith New Court Ltd v Scrimgeour Vickers Ltd, Parker v McKenna, Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Co Ltd v Riche, Rock Nominees Ltd v RCO plc, Kirby v Wilkins, Attorney General v Davy, Greenhalgh v Arderne Cinemas Ltd, Re Yorkshire Woolcombers Association Ltd, John Shaw & Sons Ltd v Shaw, Re Bank of Credit and Commerce International SA, Cook v Deeks, Spencer v Harding, Kamer van Koophandel en Fabrieken voor Amsterdam v Inspire Art Ltd, In Plus Group Ltd v Pyke, Lee v Lee’s Air Farming Ltd, Cotman v Brougham, Woolfson v Strathclyde Regional Council, Kelner v Baxter, R v Panel for Takeovers and Mergers, National Provincial Bank v Charnley, Buchan and Ivey v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, O'Donnell v Shanahan, Trustor AB v Smallbone, Heilbut, Symons & Co v Buckleton, Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Alumnium Ltd, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Bottrill, Derry v Peek, Industrial Development Consultants Ltd v Cooley, Gilford Motor Co Ltd v Horne, Ebrahimi v Westbourne Galleries Ltd, Cartesio Oktató és Szolgáltató bt, Macaura v Northern Assurance Co Ltd, Robins v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v Nattrass, Butt v Kelson, Clarke v Dickson, Regeling v Bestur van de Bedrijfsvereniging voor de Metaalnijverheid, Shuttleworth v Cox Bros and Co, Bank of Tokyo Ltd v Karoon, Re Darby, ex parte Brougham, Überseering BV v Nordic Construction Company Baumanagement GmbH, Re Tottenham Hotspur plc, Re FG Films Ltd, Centros Ltd v Erhversus-og Selkabssyrelsen, British India Steam Navigation Co v Inland Revenue Commissioners, Andrews v Gas Meter Company, British Eagle International Airlines Ltd v Compagnie Nationale Air France, Quin & Axtens Ltd v Salmon, Breckland Group Holdings Ltd v London and Suffolk Properties, Rayfield v Hands, Edwards v Ha.
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...United Kingdom company law is the body of rules that concern corporations formed under the Companies Act 2006. Also regulated by the Insolvency Act 1986, the UK Corporate Governance Code, European Union Directives and court cases, the company is the primary legal vehicle to organise and run business. Tracing their modern history to the late Industrial Revolution, public companies now employ more people and generate more of wealth in the United Kingdom economy than any other form of organisation. The United Kingdom was the first country to draft modern corporation statutes, where through a simple registration procedure any investors could incorporate, limit liability to their commercial creditors in the event of business insolvency, and where management was delegated to a centralised board of directors. An influential model within Europe, the Commonwealth and as an international standard setter, UK law has always given people broad freedom to design the internal company rules, so long as the mandatory minimum rights of investors under its legislation are complied with. Company law, or corporate law, can be broken down into two main fields. Corporate governance in the UK mediates the rights and duties among shareholders, employees, creditors and directors. Since the board of directors habitually possesses the power to manage the business under a company constitution, a central theme is what mechanisms exist to ensure directors' accountability. UK law is "shareholder friendly" in that shareholders, to the exclusion of employees, typically exercise sole voting rights in the general meeting. The general meeting holds a series of minimum rights to change the company constitution, issue resolutions and remove members of the board. In turn, directors owe a set of duties to their companies. Directors must carry out their responsibilities with competence, in good faith and undivided loyalty to the enterprise. If the mechanisms of voting do not prove enough, particularly for m...
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