1. General Introductory Provisions ; 2. Company Formation ; 3. A Company's Constitution ; 4. A Company's Capacity and Related Matters ; 5. A Company's Name ; 6. A Company's Registered Office ; 7. Re-Registration as a Means of Altering a Company's Status ; 8. A Company's Members ; 9. Exercise of Members' Rights ; 10. A Company's Directors ; 11. Derivative Claims and Proceedings by Members ; 12. Company Secretaries ; 13. Resolutions and Meetings ; 14. Control of Political Donations and Expenditure ; 15. Accounts and Reports ; 16. Audit ; 17. A Company's Share Capital ; 18. Acquisition by Limited Company of its Own Shares ; 19. Debentures ; 20. Private and Public Companies ; 21. Certification and Transfer of Securities: General ; 22. Information about Interests in a Company's Shares ; 23. Distributions ; 24. A Company's Annual Return ; 25. Company Charges ; 26. Arrangements and Reconstructions ; 27. Mergers and Divisions of Public Companies ; 28. Takeovers etc ; 29. Fraudulent Trading ; 30. Protection of Members Against Unfair Prejudice ; 31. Dissolution and Restoration to the Register ; 32. Company Investigations: Amendments ; 33. UK Companies not Formed under the Companies Acts ; 34. Overseas Companies ; 35. The Registrar of Companies ; 36. Offences under the Companies Acts ; 37. Companies Supplementary Provisions ; 38. Companies: Interpretation ; 39. Companies: Minor Amendments ; 40. Company Directors: Foreign Disqualification etc ; 41. Business Names ; 42. Statutory Auditors ; 43. Transparency Obligations and Related Matters ; 44. Miscellaneous Provisions ; 45. Northern Ireland ; 46. General Supplementary Provisions ; 47. Final Provisions ; 48. Schedules ; 49. Uncertificated Securities Regulations ; 50. CA 1985 Pt XVIII Floating Charges (Scot) ; 51. Table A and Model Articles of Association ; Statutory Instruments
Professor John Birds was Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Manchester.