MacRoberts is now Morton Fraser MacRoberts. As we embark on this exciting journey, rest assured that we will continue to provide the same exceptional service to our loyal clients. Find out more

Legal Training Corporate Law

MacRoberts' corporate training programme covers a wide range of topics and can be tailored to your requirements.


  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Good governance
  • Board meetings
  • Board committees
  • Board resolutions/decision-making
  • Disqualification as a Director
  • Insolvency Act
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading
  • Protection from personal liability – practical steps to be taken

Company Secretaries

  • How do I act as a Company Secretary?
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Good governance

Shareholder Rights and Remedies

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Unfair prejudice
  • Rights attached to % shareholdings
  • General Meetings
  • Shareholder decision making

Business Structures

  • Companies
  • LLPs
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Unincorporated Associations


  • Choice of legal form
  • Peculiarities of the Companies Act
  • Recognition as a charity
  • Charities Bill/Act/legislative changes
  • Preservation of charitable status
  • Directors’ duties
  • Position of the charities commissioner
  • Governance issues
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Investing in a Company

  • Debt or equity
  • Shareholder protection
  • Security
  • Board representation

Corporate Governance 

  • Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Company Secretary
  • Committees
  • Reporting
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Joint Ventures

  • Choice of legal form
  • Costs and benefits
  • Exit strategies

Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals

  • Grooming for sale
  • Warranties and disclosures
  • Structuring the price
  • Project management
  • Doing the deal
  • Third party approvals
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Standard procedure/timetable
  • Usual suspects (causes of delay)
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  • Making the approach
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Financing the deal
  • Enhancing the management team
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Tax issues
  • Doing the deal
MFMac: Morton Fraser MacRoberts
MacRoberts and Morton Fraser have now merged.

You can still contact us as usual, or find out more about Morton Fraser MacRoberts at