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Gore-Browne on Companies is the definitive authority on company law. From constitution through to liquidation, it provides comprehensive answers to questions about directors' duties, share capital, mergers, insolvency and much more. In addition there is a regular bulletin tracking all the latest cases with related transcript, consolidated company law database and destination tables. Since 1873, Gore-Browne on Companies has kept solicitors and barristers at the cutting edge of company law and practice. As the Companies Act 2006 changes the legal landscape, this reliability matters more than ever.
Gore-Browne on Companies is a trusted resource and a complete reference service. It offers:
- A clear, logical structure guarantees ease of use, enabling you to find essential information quickly.
- Regular updates assist your awareness of new case-law, practice developments and changes in legislation, including Bulletin updates incorporated into the relevant sections of the text*.
- Companies Act 2006 Legislation Tracker sets out when the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 came into force.
- Destination Tables show the origin of the provisions of the 2006 Act.
- Gore-Browne Special Release includes a series of articles and a compendium of the year's case digests.
- Regular Bulletins provide an update on the latest company law developments, digests of important cases and key statutory instruments.
- Case transcripts so you can check the original source.*
It is relied upon by thousands of lawyers across the legal profession:
- Solicitors practising company and commercial law
- Barristers practising company, commercial and insolvency law
- In-house lawyers
- Public sector lawyers
- Company secretaries
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
Update 135 July 2017
Update 135 includes amendments to 18 chapters, namely Chapters 3B (Registrars of Companies); 8 (Transactions Binding the Company); 13 (Directors – Appointment, Removal and Vacation); 14 (Management of a Company); 15 (Directors’ Duties); 16 (Directors’ Specific Obligations); 17 (Relief from Liability); 19 (Unfair Prejudice); 20A (Disqualification); 47 (Corporation Tax); 49 (Introduction to Restructuring and Insolvency); 52 (Administration); 53 (European Insolvency); 54 (Cross-border (Non-EU) Insolvency); 54A (Floating Charges and Receivers in Scotland); 55 (Compulsory Liquidation: Grounds); 56 (Compulsory Liquidation: Procedure); 58 (Liquidators and Collection of Assets); and 62 (Financial Markets and Insolvency). Chapters 8, 52 and 54A have been amended in relation to Scottish material only. Chapters 19, 49, 55 and 58 have been amended in relation to Scottish and Commonwealth amendments only.
Chapters 3B and 13 have undergone routine updating by Kathleen O’Reilly, Lecturer in Legal Practice at the University of South Wales and Deirdre Ahern, Associate Professor, Trinity College, Dublin respectively. Deirdre has included a new case in Chapter 14 on managing directors’ powers in Interactive Technology Corpn Ltd v Ferster. Professor John Birds has reviewed Chapters 15–17 and in Chapter 15 has included the recent cases of Gamatronic (UK) Ltd v Hamilton concerning directors and conflicts of interests and Clegg v Pache on claim for account of profits.
Chapter 20A has undergone extensive updating by Rebecca Page, Maitland Chambers, to include changes brought about to disqualification by the coming into force of provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Among others these comprise: new grounds for the Secretary of State to apply for disqualification on grounds of a director being convicted of a ‘foreign offence’; requirement for conduct reports for each director; new increased time-scale for bringing disqualification proceedings; introduction of compensation orders; conduct of directors in overseas companies; and new considerations concerning unfitness.
Taxation has been reviewed by David Southern QC of Temple Tax Chambers to include new changes in 2017 on general restrictions on interest deductibility. There is a new, reworked section on residence and its importance for corporation tax, together with permanent establishment and double taxation relief.
David Bennett, the Scotland Editor to Gore-Browne, has added the latest Scottish cases to Parts XII ‘Financial Difficulties’, XIII on ‘Liquidation’ and to his own Chapter 54A.
Professor Andrew Keay, University of Leeds, has also incorporated some recent Commonwealth decisions in Update 135, including Chapters 49, 55 and 58.
Chapter 56 has been updated extensively by Chris Brockman and Stefan Ramel, both of Guildhall Chambers, Bristol, to incorporate the Insolvency Rules 2016, which have now come into force, and which affect liquidation.
Hannah Thornley of 3–4 South Square and Paul Vine of Norton Rose Fulbright have reviewed Chapter 62 and included a new section on applications to court and new material on financial collateral arrangements, including removal of control and right of use and appropriation.
Table of contents
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
Request for missing pages
Change of address
Checklist of pages
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