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Companies Act 2006

A Guide to the New Law
Gary Scanlan, Andrew Harvey, Terence Prime and Tunde Ogowewo
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This legislation guide provides expert commentary on the key provisions of the Companies Act 2006, and how they affect the practice of company law. Key aspects of the legislation include:

  • small business - restructuring the law to make it easier and more cost-effective to operate a small company
  • promotion of shareholder engagement - enhancing powers available to proxies and increasing the rights of indirect investors
  • reform of the audit system to increase auditor liability and enhance audit quality
  • codification of directors' duties
  • full statement of the law as it affects private companies
  • reform and modernisation of company law as a whole.

The book includes the full text of the Act.


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Company formation
  3. 3. Articles of association
  4. 4. Duties and liabilities of directors
  5. 5. Resolutions and meetings
  6. 6. Accounts and reports
  7. 7. Auditing
  8. 8. Company shares and maintenance of capital
  9. 9. Takeovers
  10. 10. Miscellaneous.

About the Author

Gary Scanlan is a solicitor and Reader In Law at City University London. Andrew Harvey is a solicitor and currently lectures for Central Law Training on company and commercial law subjects. Terence Prime is a solicitor and was formerly Professor of Law at the University of East Anglia. Tunde Ogowewo is a solicitor, barrister (Middle Temple), and senior lecturer in law at King's College London. The Consultant Editor Mark Lewis is a partner in the corporate team at Wright Hassall and has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, charities and other not for profit organisations, joint ventures, LLPs, and partnership law.




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