Corporate and Commercial Law

Through this unit, the learner will understand:

  • The different types of business organisations
  • The differences between public and private companies and between sole traders and partnerships
  • The registration procedures at Companies House
  • The contents of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • The concept of share capital, public offers for shares
  • How companies can borrow money and the ways in which loans are secured
  • The nature and necessity of the registration of charges, floating charges and debentures
  • The nature of the powers and duties of Directors and the Company Secretary 
  • The reasons for Directors and shareholders meetings 
  • How meetings are convened and conducted 
  • The importance of Companies Registry and the various registers which must be maintained
  • How a company can grow by way of reconstructions, mergers and takeovers
  • How companies are taxed
  • Liquidation, administration and receivership; and voluntary and compulsory liquidation and the procedures involved

Coursework: Written assignment