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30 (1668) 1 Lev 237. 31 (1671) 1 Ch Cas 204, HL. 9 Company Law willing to make orders to the effect that, should a company not be able to pay a judgment debt, then the company could make ‘calls’ on the members of the company so that sufficient money was collected. In this way, members could be made indirectly liable for a proportion of the company’s unpaid debt. Many charters of incorporation, however, contained an express clause exempting members from any such liability. When the legislature first established the registered company in 1844, it was initially envisaged that members would not escape liability for the debts of the company but there was a clear and significant difference from the position that existed with chartered corporations.
The advantage of such a company is that there is an exemption from the disclosure requirements in the Act. 33 Disclosure and formality A major feature of the law relating to registered companies, which is immediately apparent to anyone forming and running a company, is the amount of information about the company which has to be compiled and disclosed. Thus, the formalities and the publicity associated with the registered company can be considered disadvantageous and, to some extent, form a disincentive for a businessman to incorporate his business.
9 There has never been any such minimum capital requirement on private companies. The 1980 Act also introduced the mandatory requirement that the name of a public company should end with 6 7 8 9 Article 6 of 77/91/EEC. Companies Act 1985, s 1(3). Ibid, ss 117, 118. Ibid, s 101. 10 So, the approach of the legislature has been to lay down the overall framework of company law in the Companies Acts, yet to make exceptions for private companies and generally subject them to a less strict regime. 14 The one major drawback of the private company is the inability to go to the market to raise capital.