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Course Aims:

This podcast serves as a guide to the principal changes that have been made to companies' constitutional documents following the enactment of the Companies Act 2006.

It discusses how the changes affect existing companies and what transitional provisions have been made for new companies before the commencement of all the relevant sections of the new legislation.

Attention is also given to the rules applying to companies formed after 1st October 2009.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the documents that did comprise the company's constitution under the Companies Act 1985;
  • Know the changes that have been made to the function of the memorandum of association under the Companies Act 2006;
  • Understand how the registration and incorporation process has been altered for post 2006 companies;
  • Know what changes have been made to the articles of association for both new and existing companies;
  • Understand what impact the Companies Act 2006 changes have for Table A companies and what provision is made under the new regime for 'default model articles';
  • Be aware of the new rules affecting entrenched provisions in a company's constitution.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Ss. 2, 8, 8A, 9, 12, 16, 18, Companies Act 1985;
  • Ss.35, 35A Companies Act 1989;
  • Ss. 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28 163, 164, 165, 166, 282, 284, 324, 307,1068, 1112, Companies Act 2006;
  • Schs. 1, 2 Companies (Registration) Regulations 2008;
  • Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985 (SI 1985/805);
  • Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 No. 3229.

This podcast is suitable for those interested in the formation of companies and company constitutions. It discusses the principal changes to the function and structure of the memorandum of association and articles of association for limited companies under the Companies Act 2006 which came into force on 9th October 2009.

Podcast Added 28/01/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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