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Company law is a vibrant and fast-moving area of the legal system. Unlocking Company Law will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an essential foundation to company law. The book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms: * Legal Structures of Business Organisations * The Company as a Distinct Legal Person* Company Formation and Linked Issues * The Constitution of the Company* Financing a Company Shareholders, shares and share capital* Capital Maintenance and Distributions * Governance of the Company* Legally Binding the Company * Directors' duties* Rescuing Troubled Companies and Takeovers * Winding up and Dissolution* TransparencyThis second edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the law and now includes all significant new cases, new material on rescuing troubled companies and takeovers, and full coverage of the Companies Act 2006 as well as the BIS Report 2010.The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning. Cases andjudgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases andmaterials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well aspopular option units. The popular website a href="http://www.hodderplus.co.uk/law/login.asp'page=%2Flaw%2Findex%2Easpandwebsitename="www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk/a has been improved and updated. It provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materialsexercises.