Practical Guide to Memorandum and Articles of Association

Practical Guide to Memorandum and Articles of Association

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This is a short, practical guide to the two documents which outline every company's constitution. Every company incorporated in the UK has to have its constitution or corporate rules outlined in two key documents: the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association. This ICSA guide covers three main areas: an overview of the purpose of the Memorandum and Articles, the legal background, and the importance of anticipating the company's business needs when drafting them; a detailed analysis of the "default" Articles of Association outlined in Table A of the Companies Act 1985, as amended by the Companies Act 1985 (Electronic Communications) Order 2000; and how best to review and amend/rationalize a company's Memorandum and Articles to reflect changing business situations. The guide also looks forward to the changes proposed by the Company Law Review, which is looking to replace the two documents with a single company more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1860721532
  • 9781860721533

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The purpose of the Memorandum and Articles of Association; legal background; drafting the documents to meet business needs; Table A of the 1985 Companies Act, with annotations; reviewing and amending Articles; looking forward - a company constitution?show more

About Michael Griffiths

Michael Griffiths is Principal of Mike Griffiths & Associates, Principal Lecturer in Law at Kensington School of Business and former Senior Lecturer in the School of Legal Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He lectures widely on a range of company law and insolvency issues, and is the author/editor of a many books and articles in these more