Company Law

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In this study we try to explore the concept of Company law in a holistic context. The main focus of the literature review is based on company law and its relation with employee's rights. The literature review also analyses many aspects of partnership law and tries to gauge its effect on company law. Finally the literature review describes various factors which are responsible for company law.

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Company Law in the UK1

The Companies Act 20061

Company Law2


Business and Civil Law5



Andrew McGee Literature8

Article 5810

Strands of Company-Law11

Various Types Of Companies English12

The Sole Proprietorship12

The Partnerships13


Method of Administration15

The Corporations15

Establishment Of Registered Corporations17

Method Of Administration18


Appointment and Dismissal18

Powers of the Directors19

The Duties Of Officers Of The Company20

The Liability Of Officers21

The General Meeting Of Shareholders21

Current Trends Of English Law Societies22

The Issue Of Corporate Governance23

The Limited Liability Partnerships Bill24

English Law Distinguishes Between The Partnerships And Companies24

Your Rights As A Worker26

The Legal Minimum Wage26


Flexible Schedules27

Rights Of Working27

Pause Time27


Work Week28

Night Work28


Application Of Hygiene And Safety29

Protection against Discrimination29

Union Membership29

Public-Private Partnership30

Partnership Contracts32

The Civil Partnership Act 200432



Dissolution And Financial Issues33

Financial Claims And Dissolution34

Recognition Of Foreign Civil Unions34

Disputes Concerning Children34

Death And Taxes35



Company Law in the UK

The company law in the UK is the body of law that deals with corporations created under the Companies Act 2006. Also regulated by the Insolvency Act 1986, the Code of Corporate Governance in the UK, the directives of the European Union and court cases, the company is the main legal vehicle for organizing and running the business(Adams 2005, pp. 76). Tracing its modern history in the late years of the Industrial Revolution, corporations now employ more people and generate more wealth in the UK economy than any other form of organisation.

The UK was the first country to prepare the statutes of modern societies, where through a simple registration process can incorporate any investor, limit the liability of management to creditors in the insolvency of companies, and where administration was delegated to a centralized board of directors(Amsler 2003, pp. 774). Influential international model, the UK law has always given people ample freedom to design the internal rules of business, provided that the mandatory minimum rights of investors under its laws are met.

The Companies Act 2006

Britain has upgraded its corporate law with the so-called comprehensive Companies Act 2006. This was announced by the German-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 21.3.2007. The Companies Act 2006 applies, inter alia, companies in the form of a private company limited by shares (limited), public company limited by shares (plc), and in July 2005 established community interest company (CIC) and to facilitate the establishment and management. In English law the place of the registered office is not ...
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