Critical Company Law by Lorraine TalbotCritical Company Law by Lorraine Talbot

Critical Company Law

byLorraine TalbotEditorLorraine Talbot

Paperback | September 18, 2007

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Dr Talbot traces the history of the fundamental principles of English company law, including the doctrine of separate corporate personality, director¿s duties, minority protection and the doctrine of ultra vires from both a black letter and contextual perspective. Relevant aspects of the Companies Act 2006 are thoroughly examined.

Drawing on the influence of American law and scholarship, the book considers the ideas which have informed corporate governance in England . It includes a case study of mutual building societies¿ march to the market and corporate identity. The hybrid approach adopted in the text provides a contextual and critical framework in which to understand company law as well as a broad picture in black letter law terms.

The aim is to invigorate what many students and academics consider a dry subject by uncovering the social factors which continue to inform this area of law - and the political nature of the law itself. Dr Talbot maintains that modern company law is shaped by three main factors ¿ economics, ideology and existing law. The state of the law at any one time is determined by the constantly shifting relationship between these factors.

Dr Talbot is Associate Professor at Warwick University. Her research interests are in American and English corporate law, business associations and corporate governance from a critical and contextual perspective. She has delivered a number of papers on these areas and has published in the Company Lawyer, Law and Critique and the Cambri...
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Title:Critical Company LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:September 18, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415425425

ISBN - 13:9780415425421

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Company Form  2. The Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality  3. The Historical Emergence of the Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality  4. The Company Constitution  5. A Director¿s Fiduciary Duties  6. The Governance of Corporations  7. Building Societies: A Case Study  8. Conclusion