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The law of business organisations MN3027

This course provides an insight into business organisations (including formation and effect), and their operations and management.

We explore the business entity and the practical implications of such entities entering into binding obligations and contracts, the issue of liabilities and protection conferred on management and investors.

Topics covered

  • The role of law
  • Forms of business organisation
  • Limited liability
  • Dealings between the organisation and the outside world
  • Surveillance of actions within the organisation
  • Terminating the organisation

Learning outcomes

If you complete the course successfully, you should be able to:

  • identify and explain the legal issues arising in some of the main day-to-day dealings of business organisations and provide advice or commentary relating to those issues
  • define and discuss the core concepts inherent in the legal structure of business organisations
  • interpret the main statutory provision relevant to the areas covered by the syllabus
  • demonstrate reading in depth beyond merely the subject guide.


Unseen written examination (3 hrs).

Essential reading

  • Bourne, N. Bourne on Company law. Routledge-Cavendish Publishing.
  • Dine, J. and M. Koutsias. Company Law. Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters.
  • Macintyre, Ewan. Business Law. Pearson.

Course information sheets

Download the course information sheets from the LSE website.