Corporate Law


This module will review the formation of corporate bodies, the legal requirements and the procedure to be followed.  It will look at the concept of separate legal identity the different types of companies in operation. The role of Directors, their authority and responsibilities. The issuing of share capital, the rights of minority shareholders. It will cover the concept of winding up a company by examinership, receivership and liquidation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Determine the legal requirements involved in the formation, management and liquidation of companies.

  2. Discuss the nature and role of the corporate entity in today’s business environment.

  3. Establish and differentiate the legal principles of corporate governance.

  4. Contrast, criticise and disseminate the legal and ethical aspects of company operation.

  5. Make judgments about the application of legal principles to problem situations.

  6. Demonstrate an ability to research, analyse and apply relevant materials.

  7. Critically evaluate cases with reference to case law and legislation.

% Coursework 20%
% Final Exam 80%