Company Law

Module code: 6BUCL005W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module is especially useful for students who intend to study company law from UK professional bodies, but is also relevant for anyone who wishes to learn about the nature, function and place of company law in business. The module focuses on the significance of the inter-relationship between shareholders, company directors, creditors, customers and members of the public, and the role of the government and other institutions in company law. Subjects you will cover include the analysis of corporate personality (nature, consequences and differences from other business organisations), setting up a company, the company constitution, capital structure and shareholders of the company, ownership, management, authority and control in the corporation, remedies for maladministration, and the causes and consequences of the failure of an enterprise.

The module will be delivered through a combination of weekly lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. The seminars and workshops will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the law, research and problem-solving skills, and essay writing techniques. Assessment will be based around a 1,000-word coursework essay, and an end-of-module, closed-book exam.

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.