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Editors and Contributors
Editor In Chief: The Rt Hon the Lord Millett, A Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
Consultant Editor: Michael Todd QC, Erskine Chambers, London.
General Editor: Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham.
Advisory Board: Peter Arden QC, Erskine Chambers, London; Richard Calnan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Paul Crook, Global Head of Corporate Know-How and Training, Allen & Overy LLP; Stephen Mathews, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP; Carol Shutkever, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London; Andrew Stafford QC, Kobre & Kim LLP, London.
Commonwealth Editor: Andrew Keay LLB; M Div; LLM; PhD, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds.
Scottish Editor: David A Bennett MA, LLB, WS, Solicitor.
Editor Emeritus: A J Boyle LLM, SJD, Barrister of Gray's Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of London, Honorary Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies.
Contributors: Catherine Addy QC MA, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers; Deirdre Ahern PhD, LLB, LLM, Solicitor, Associate Professor, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin; Alistair Alcock MA, FCSI, Barrister, Professor and Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham; David Allison QC MA (Cantab), Barrister, South Square; Kate Ball-Dodd LLB (Hons), Partner, Corporate & Securities, Mayer Brown International LLP, London; Nigel Banerjee LLB, Visiting Lecturer, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London; Julia Beer MA, Barrister, Selborne Chambers; Camilla Bingham QC BA (Oxon), Barrister, One Essex Court, Temple; John R Birds LLM, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law, University of Manchester, Honorary Professor in the School of Law, University of Sheffield; Andrew Bretherton BA, MA (Oxon), Partner, Freeths; Chris Brockman LLB, Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol; Jeffrey Cox FCA, BSc (Hons), Technical Senior Manager, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP; Louis Doyle LLB, LLM, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn; Robert Flanigan JD, Member of the New York Bar, Avocat à la Cour, Partner, Finance, Mayer Brown International LLP, London; Geoffrey Fuller MA (Oxon), Partner, Allen & Overy LLP; Carsten Gerner-Beuerle Assessor iur, LLM, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science; Marcus Haywood BA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square; Tina Kyriakides MA (Cantab), Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers, Lincoln's Inn; Gemma Long, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright; Gerard McCormack BCL, LLM, PhD, Barrister (Ireland), Professor of International Business Law and Director of the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds; Eva Micheler, Reader in Law, Department of Law, London School of Economics; Susan Morgan BA (Hons), MSc, FIPA, FABRP, Director, Enigma Resource Group; Kathleen O'Reilly, Member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society (England and Wales) and Lecturer in Legal Practice, University of South Wales; Rebecca Page MA (Cantab), Barrister, Maitland Chambers; Matthew Parfitt MA (Oxon), Barrister, Erskine Chambers; Tim Prudhoe, Barrister, Kobre & Kim LLP; Stefan Ramel LLB, LLM (Cantab), Barrister, Guildhall Chambers, Bristol; David Southern QC MA, DPhil, MPhil, Barrister ATII, Temple Tax Chambers; Visiting Professional Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; James Stonebridge, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Arielle Tatur (nee Goodley), Associate, MENA Dispute Resolution Practice, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai; Hannah Thornley MA (Cantab), BCLA (Oxon), Barrister, South Square; Peter Tyers-Smith, Barrister, Harneys; Paul Vine LLB, MBA, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; Rafal Zakrzewski BA, LLB (UQ), DPhil (Oxon), Solicitor, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge.
Bulletin: Fiona Macmillan BA, LLB (UNSW), LLM (Lond), Solicitor (NSW), FRSA
Table of contents
Update 137 November 2017
Issue 137 includes amendments to 24 chapters, namely Chapters 1 (The UK Framework); 3 (Registration and Registered Offices); 3A (Company and Business Names); 3B (Registrars of Companies); 6 (The Constitution); 7 (Legal Personality); 7A (Attribution and Crimes); 8 (Transactions Binding the Company); 9 (Pre-Incorporation Issues); 13 (Directors – Appointment, Removal and Vacation); 14 (Management of a Company); 15 (Directors’ Duties); 16 (Directors’ Specific Obligations); 17 (Relief from Liability); 20A (Disqualification); 30 (Creating Charges); 39 (The UK Framework); 41 (Continuing Obligations); 41A (Corporate Governance); 42 (Market Misconduct); 43 (Liability for Information); 49 (Introduction to Restructuring and Insolvency); 52 (Administration); and 53 (European Insolvency).
General Editor, Professor Alistair Alcock, has updated 12 chapters which include Chapters 1, 3A, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 39, 41, 41A, 42 and 43. Minor updating has been carried out in Chapters 8, 9, 39, 41, 41A, 42 and 43. Chapter 7A offers further discussion of Stone v Rolls and looks at, among others, the recent case of Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd. In Chapter 7, Professor Alcock, as part of his updating, discusses subsequent cases to Prest, including R v Boyle Transport (Northern Ireland) Ltd and R v Powell. Chapter 6 provides further analysis of construing the articles and there is a new section on alteration of the articles by informal agreement. Chapter 3A has under- gone minor updating and includes a new section on recent rulings. In Chapter 1, there is a fresh look at current and proposed legislation.
Gore-Browne’s Scottish Editor, David Bennett, has provided the latest Scottish developments to Chapters 1, 20A, 49, 52 and 53. Among others, Chapter 52 includes a recent case, Hooley Ltd, Petitioner (Hooley Ltd v The Victoria Jute Co Ltd), on the appointment of an administrator.
Professor John Birds, Emeritus Professor at the Universities of Manchester, Sheffield and Exeter, has reviewed Chapters 15 to 17. In Chapter 15, recent examples of breaches of the Companies Act 2006, s 172 are included, for example Re CF Booth Ltd and Cullen Investments Ltd v Brown.
Kathleen O’Reilly, Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of South Wales, has updated Chapter 3B and this includes several new announcements from Companies House and discussion of changes to the register of people with significant control.
Tina Kyriakides, from Radcliffe Chambers, has reviewed Chapter 3 for minor changes.
Deirdre Ahern, from Trinity College Dublin, has reviewed Chapters 13 and 14. Chapter 13 includes routine amendments and features, among others, information on remuneration levels and female directors at FTSE 100 companies. There has been a larger degree of change in Chapter 14 and the latest changes to the register of people with significant control are commented on, particularly the 2017 extension to AIM and NEX Growth Market companies.
Issue 137 also includes the latest commonwealth authorities from Professor Andrew Keay, University of Leeds.
Explanation of the work
Table of abbreviations
Table of derivations for EEC Treaty Articles
COMPANIES ACT 2006 LEGISLATION TRACKER
COMPANIES ACT 2006 DESTINATION TABLES
BULLETIN - Gore-Browne Bulletin
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Table of Insolvency Rules
Table of Scottish Insolvency Rules
Table of EC Legislation
PART I - COMPANIES AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
PART II - CONSTITUTION AND PERSONALITY
PART III - MEMBERS
PART IV - DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT
PART V - ENFORCEMENT OF DUTIES
PART VI - SHARE CAPITAL
PART VII - LOANS
PART VIII - GENERAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
PART IX - QUOTED COMPANIES
PART X - TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS
PART XI - TAXATION
PART XII - FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
PART XIII - LIQUIDATION
PART XIV - CONFLICT OF LAWS
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