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Module Title
Company Law (Online LLB)

Companies; Corporate Governance; Company Meetings; Directors' Powers; Directors' Duties; Shareholders' Remedies; Charges; Receivership; Administration; Liquidation.

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2003
ApprovedAugust 2013
AmendedNovember 2006
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

None other than SCQF 9 requirements or equivalent

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To examine and understand the legal nature, operation and accountability of companies, their officers and their members.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Explain the structure and administration of a company.
2. Analyse the rights, duties and responsibilities of key company office-holders.
3. Critically analyse the principles of corporate governnance and accountability of companies.
4. Appraise the consequences and remedies available in cases of financial difficulty or failure of companies.
5. Apply the knowledge and understanding of the operation of companies in practical situations.

Indicative Module Content

Nature of a company; distribution of power in the company; corporate governance; company meetings; duties and liabilities of directors, shareholders, auditors and company secretaries; company charges and other security interests of creditors in the company; receivership; predictions of company failure; corporate rescue; administration orders and voluntary arrangements; liquidations; vulnerable transactions; distribution of assets; criminal liability and dissolution of the company.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Online activities

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4,5
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5
Component 3 1,2,3,4,5

Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.

Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.

Component 2 - Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.EZEANI, E.C., 2013. Success in law studies: the 10 keys to top grades. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
2.FRENCH, D., MAYSON, S.W. and RYAN, C.L., 2016-17. Mayson, French and Ryan on company law. 33rd Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Yearly Publication)
3.GRIER, N., 2014. Company Law. 4th Ed. Edinburgh: W.Green.
4.KEENAN, D. and BISACRE, J., 2009. Smith and Keenan's company law with Scottish supplement. 14th ed. Harlow: Pearson/Longman. ebook

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