With the completion of the DTI-sponsored Company Law Review, the reform of company law has now become a very important subject of study. This new book is a must for all those interested in the development and reform of UK company law. The book collates the work of leading authorities on company law, including members of the judiciary and the Law Commission, and individuals from the worlds of professional practice and academia. All main areas of company law are covered, including directors' duties; corporate governance; minority protection; ultra vires; company charges; and human rights and the company, as well as a comprehensive analysis of the work of the Company Law Reform Steering Group. The central purpose of this book is to analyze the current state of play and to note, in particular, the work of the Company Law Review Group. Critical analysis and suggestions on how company law should be reformed are also offered.