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Critically evaluate whether or not the current status of protection offered companies as separate legal persons in England is sufficiently well balanced

ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS  – RESIT 2

Module Title: COMPANY LAW                                                                          

Module Code: MOD000015                                                          Level:             5

Academic Year: 2019/20                                                               TRIMESTER: 2

Module Leader: Dr Miquel Roca-Lopez

Mode of assessment: Coursework

Instructions:  Complete the task set out below.

Word Limit:  3000 words excluding footnotes, bibliography and other items listed in rule 6.75 of the Academic Regulations:

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Written assignments must not exceed the specified maximum number of words. When a written assignment is marked, the excessive use of words beyond the word limit is reflected in the academic judgement of the piece of work which results in a lower mark being awarded for the piece of work (regulation 6.74).

Submission Date:        This assignment must be submitted via Turnitin GradeMark by no later than 2pm on Friday 18 December 2020

Students can submit assignments late (i.e. after the published or extended deadline), up to five working days after the published (or extended) deadline. The element of assessment to which the assignment contributes is capped at 40% (regulation 6.53).

Mitigation – Academic Regulations (Twelfth Edition August 2019) 6.112 – 6.122

6.118 Claims for mitigation are submitted by the student, or in exceptional circumstances (e.g. when a student has been hospitalised) by a Director of Studies or Student Adviser on behalf of the student, no later than five working days after the published (or extended) submission deadline for the assessment task or the date on which an examination was held.

Further details:            This assignment must be completed individually. For further guidance see Academic Honesty Policy:

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Referencing:                Work must be properly referenced (see Academic Honesty Policy above) and you must use the OSCOLA system. For further guidance on OSCOLA see: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/oscola.htmlLinks to an external site.

ASSESSMENT TASK

The concept of the company’s separate legal personality obtained through the ‘veil of incorporation’ is at the core of company law. However, critics argue that the protection this offers companies can lead to injustices.

Critically evaluate whether or not the current status of protection offered companies as separate legal persons in England is sufficiently well balanced by the way the law has allowed for ‘lifting or piercing of the corporate veil’.

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