Short Title:Company and Partnership Law
Full Title:Company and Partnership Law
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LAWS H3005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:JOE VARLEY
Module Description:The aims of this module are to provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of Company Law and an introduction to Partnership Law. This knowledge and understanding will enable the student to liaise effectively with legal advisers, limit the legal exposure of the business and conduct business through, and with, partnerships and companies. As law is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments in the law set out in this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the knowledge of the law when working in, and dealing with, companies and partnerships.
LO2 Use the law in relation to shares, debentures and security when doing business through a company or when dealing with other companies.
LO3 Assess the impact of the law relating to receiverships, liquidations and court protections on a company.
LO4 Apply the law relating to directors when acting as a director or when dealing with the directors of other companies.
LO5 Evaluate the impact of company law enforcement when carrying on business through a company.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Company Incorporation
Corporate personality and lifting the corporate veil. Formation and types of companies. Constitution and capacity. European company. Comparison between company, partnership and sole trader. Registration of business name.
20.00%
Directors and Secretary
Appointment and removal of directors. Directors' duties and authority. Appointment and removal of secretary. Duties and authority of secretary. Restriction and disqualification. Director of Corporate Enforcement.
20.00%
Shares, Debentures and Security
Types of shares and debentures. Market abuse. Charges and effect of security. Appointment, powers and duties of receivers.
20.00%
Liquidations
Voluntary and court liquidations. Appointment, powers and duties of liquidators. Fraudulent and reckless trading. Unfair preference.
15.00%
Court protections
Appointment, powers and duties of examiner. Effect of protection. Scheme of arrangement and approval by the court. Examiner's remuneration, costs and expenses.
15.00%
Partnership Law
Nature and Formation of Partnership. Powers and duties of Partners. Contracts with partnerships. Dissolution of Partnerships.
10.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment may take the form of an individual or group assessment. Examples of the form of an assessment include a timed assessment, a presentation, a report or a project and the assessment may be at a specific time, location or online. The foregoing examples are not an exhaustive list. The Learning Outcomes assessed may be any one or more of the Module Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Date may change from semester to semester. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam There will be a final examination at the end of the semester. The Learning Outcomes assessed may be any one or more of the Module Learning Outcomes. 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Reading Study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Callanan, G 2015, An Introduction to Irish Company Law, 4th Ed Ed., Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hutchinson, B 2017, Keane on Company Law, 5th Ed Ed., Bloomsbury
  • Twomey, M. 2018, Partnership Law, 2nd Ed Ed., Clarus Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://www.cro.ie/
  • Website: http://www.odce.ie/
  • Website: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/
  • Website: http://www.bailii.org/
  • Website: http://www.clrg.org/
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 6 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_B Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business 4 Elective
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 6 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_D Bachelor of Business International Business 4 Elective
TA_BMNGT_D (1 year add-on) TA_BMNGT_D - Bachelor of Business in Management 6 Mandatory