- Corporate Capacity & Authority
- Separate Legal Personality
The aim of this lecture is to provide learners with an understanding of the legal issues that face a business when deciding whether to incorporate as a company. It will look at practical issues such as the circumstances in which the court can look behind the legal personality of a company to fix
liability on those operating the company; what happens when a director purports to conclude a contract on behalf of his company when he does not have the authority to do so and the consequences of incorporating a company.
After completion of this lecture learners will be able to:
- Discuss the benefits and disadvantages of incorporation.
- Explore the issues surrounding whether a company has the capacity to enter into a contract and whether the company will be bound by a contract that an individual who lacks the required authority has entered into on its behalf.
- Understand the concept of separate legal personality and the circumstances where the courts will look behind the separate legal personality to fix a director with liability.
Delivery: 3-hour lecture delivered live in-class, streamed live online, and recorded