Butterworths Corporate Law Service

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Butterworths Corporate Law Service (BCLS) adopts a practical approach to all aspects of corporate law, including company law, company administration, corporate finance, and corporate transactions, giving a narrative explanation of the law along with practical examples, useful checklists, procedural tables and specimen model accounts.

Insolvency, Parts A?G
The focus of Butterworths Corporate Law Service is matters pertaining to the formation, management and financing of companies and the core transactions commonly undertaken by them, such as joint ventures and takeovers.

Over recent years, insolvency law has developed into a very significant and specialised body of law which it is no longer possible, or appropriate, to address in any substantive way in a company law work. For that reason, the material included in the Insolvency Binders of this work is no longer part of the Corporate Law Service. Rather, where insolvency impacts on company law matters, such as directors? duties, it is addressed in that context. For practical guidance and a comprehensive discussion of insolvency law, please refer to our specialist text, Tolley?s Insolvency Law Service.

The precedents from this title are available in BCLS Corporate Precedents

Issue 125, August 2020

The following Chapters have been reviewed and updated:

Company Law
  • Chapter 8 Corporate personality
  • Chapter 13 The company in litigation
  • Chapter 13A Limitation of actions
  • Chapter 26A Remedies against directors for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Chapter 28 Derivative and personal claims
  • Chapter 29 Shareholder remedies – unfairly prejudicial conduct
    Corporate Administration and Finance
  • Chapter 1 Meetings of members
  • Chapter 5 Statutory filing requirements
  • Chapter 9 The preparation of company accounts
  • Chapter 11 Special category companies and groups
  • Chapter 12 The publication of accounts
  • Chapter 13 Auditors
  • Chapter 14 Strategic report, directors’ report and directors’ remuneration report
  • Chapter 15 Company investigation powers
    Index has been updated
  • Contributors

    Adam Duthie BeC, LLB (ANU), BCL (Oxon), Head of European Commercial Group, Withers LLP Editor
     Anthony Turner Partner, Farrer & Co Editor
    Brenda Hannigan MA (TCD), LLM (Harv), Solicitor (Ireland), Professor of Corporate Law, University of Southampton Consultant editor
    Colin Smith BA (Hons), MA (Lond), Withers LLP Editor
    Glynis D Morris BA, FCA, Chartered Accountant Editor
    Harvey Knight BA (Oxon), Withers LLP Editor
    James Mather Barrister, Serle Court Chambers Editor
    Jason Fisher Pinsent Masons LLP Editor
    Martha Bruce FCIS, Partner, David Venus & Company Editor
    Matthew Morrison Barrister, Serle Court Chambers Editor
    Nicole Livesey Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons LLP Editor
    Nigel Banerjee Professional Support Lawyer, Hogan Lovells International LLP Editor
    Paul Marshall BA (Cantab), 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Editor
    Professor Mark Watson-Gandy 13 Old Square Chambers Editor
    Saima Hanif BA (Oxon), 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Editor
     Simon Graham Consultant, Wragge & Co LLP Editor
    Simon Howley MA (Oxon), Professional Support Lawyer, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP Editor