Law School Module Details

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Title Company Law 2
Code LAW829
Coordinator Ms K Lewis
School of Law and Social Justice
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15


- This module examines those aspects of Company Law which provide students with an understanding of the company management structure and of the role, duties, rights and obligations of directors and shareholders. 
- The module is aimed to develop students research skills, critical awareness and to learn about emerging issues in the area .

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the management  structure of a registered company

(LO2) Acquire a sound knowledge of the relevant law

(LO3) Apply legal principles to commercial/business problems faced by those running and managing the registered company as a means of undertaking business

(LO4) Demonstrate the ability to apply the law to factual situations

(LO5) Appreciate statutory and common law duties of directions and the protection available for minority shareholders

(LO6) Demonstrate personal initiative and independent learning including the ability to research the relevant laws, to reflect on learning and to respond to feedback

(LO7) Demonstrate the ability to present an effective argument orally and in writing

(S1) Self-reliance (self-confidence, willingness to learn, self-discipline)

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving

(S3) Analytical Skills

(S4) Analysis of Legal and technical language

(S5) Research

(S6) Team working and interpersonal skills

(S7) Oral and written communication skills

(S8) Communication (oral, written and visual)- Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)



Part 1: Directors and Management
• Company management
• Directors duties
• Breach of duty and remedies
• Attribution of acts of directors

Part 2: Shareholders and Shares
• Shares and share capital
• Shareholders, minority protection, derivative actions and UPC

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: The core context of the syllabus for semester 2 will be covered in 24 hours of lectures. The first part of the module covers the company management structure. The lectures provide an examination into the statutory and common law duties and obligations of directors. The lectures then proceed to examine the different shareholder protections and remedies that are available in company law. There will be a detailed consideration of the minority protections and the module will conclude with an examination of the area of shares. Relevant theoretical and contextual perspectives will be introduced at appropriate points throughout the module.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials provide the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject by combining their independent learning with that of their fellow students and lecturer in critical analysis and applicati on of the legal principles to hypothetical situations and essay style questions. The tutorials are designed for students to enhance their knowledge, understanding and application skills. The tutorials will also provide students with an opportunity to receive feedback on their progress in this module.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Students are required to prepare in advance for these sessions which are intended to be participatory by all members of the class.

Self-Directed Learning Description: This is independent student study time required for the module; this time may be spent engaging in both individual and group activities.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24


Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 121


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Oral Presentation • 10 minute presentation + 5 minutes questions  15 minutes    25       
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  -2500 words    75       

Recommended Texts

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Other Staff Teaching on this Module

Mrs CJ Fairhurst School of Law and Social Justice
Mr MC Davies Law
Ms R Minty Law
Ms A Capece School of Law and Social Justice

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

LAW806 Company Law 1 

Co-requisite modules:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


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