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LAW7243 - Shareholders' remedies

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Elizabeth Boros


Not offered in 2007


Principal topics include: Self help - Institutional shareholder activisim; individual shareholder activism; access to information; the corporate consititution; and shareholders' agreements. Litigious remedies: oppression; winding up; common law limitations on majority voting power; the statutory derivative action; and compulsory acquisition of minority shareholdings.


Students who have successfully completed the subject will have:

  1. a thorough knowledge of the common problems experienced by members of various types of company;
  2. an understanding of strategies for preventing or remedying those problems without recourse to litigation;
  3. an understanding of the litigious remedies available to combat those problems;
  4. an understanding of likely trends for future development of the law relating to shareholders' remedies;
  5. enhanced research skills, as a result of undertaking a substantial piece of writing on an aspect of shareholders' remedies.


Research Paper (7500 words): 100%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar per week


LAW4174 or LAW7277 or equivalent.