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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Boyle & Birds' Company Law 10th ed isbn 9781784734312

Boyle and Birds' Company Law 9th ed

Edited by: John Birds, Bryan Clark, Iain MacNeil, Gerard McCormack, Christian Twigg-Flesner, Charlotte Villiers, A. J. Boyle

ISBN13: 9781846619557
New Edition ISBN: 9781784734312
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846612879
Published: August 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Boyle & Birds' Company Law is a well established leading textbook based on Gore-Browne on Companies. It combines a comprehensive and authoritative exploration of law and practice with an examination of the theoretical issues.

The new edition has been completely update to include changes relating to

  • Case-law on members rights
  • Case-law on the duties of shadow directors
  • Cases emphasising the continuing importance of equitable principles underlying the statutory statement of directors’ duties
  • New case-law on the core directors’ duties of proper purpose and good faith, the duty of care and skill and the consequences of a breach of the no conflict principle
  • Case-law on substantial property transactions and ratification of a breach of directors’ duties
  • Supreme Court decisions in Eurosail and Nortel Networks and the Court of Appeal decision in Game Station
  • Reviews the ongoing development of the administration procedure including the controversies over prepacks and the expenses of administration.
The new edition also considers the changes in the regulation to official listing, admission to trading on regulated markets and public offering of securities following the reform of Part 6 of the Financial Services Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) under the statutory authority of the FCA.

It also highlights the new provisions relating to the criminal liability for defective prospectus contained in the Financial Services Act 2012.

Company Law
Preface to the 8th Edition
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Statutory Instruments
Chapter 1 The Development of the Registered Company
Chapter 2 The European Community and Company Law
Chapter 3 Legal Personality: Its Consequences and Limitations
Chapter 4 Registration, Formation and Promotion of Companies
Chapter 5 The Company’s Constitution
Chapter 6 Company Contracts
Chapter 7 Share Capital – Allotment and Maintenance
Chapter 8 Rights and Liabilities Attached to Shares: Reorganisations of Capital
Chapter 9 Transfer and Transmission of Shares
Chapter 10 Debentures, Charges and Registration
Chapter 11 Corporate Governance
Chapter 12 Membership of a Company
Chapter 13 Shareholders’ Meetings and Resolutions
Chapter 15 Management of a Company
Chapter 16 The Duties of Directors – General
Chapter 17 The Duties of Directors – Specific Duties, Relief from Liability and Consequences of Breach
Chapter 18 Shareholders’ Remedies
Chapter 19 The Public Issue of Securities
Chapter 20 Takeovers and Mergers
Chapter 21 Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency