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The Company Director: Powers, Duties and Liabilities Twelfth edition

Provides comprehensive coverage, in a single volume, of the powers, legal obligations and responsibilities of executive and non-executive company directors.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781846619717

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Why you should buy The Company Director: Powers, Duties and Liabilities

The Company Director provides comprehensive coverage, in a single volume, of the powers, legal obligations and responsibilities of executive and non-executive company directors. The complex relationships of directors with fellow directors, the company, its employees and shareholders are fully explained.

Now in its 12th edition, this well-respected and established work has been updated to include:

  • A chapter on recently revised rules relating to corporate security especially the provisions governing constructive knowledge and priorities
  • Coverage of the new mechanism of making complaints to the Company Names Adjudicator. This new procedure is considered in some detail
  • Coverage of the latest changes to the company share buy-back regime
  • Discussion of the anticipated provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, including abolition of corporate directors, directors' extended liabilities to disqualification and on insolvency, a new 'consent to act' regime and the new register of Persons with Significant Control 
  • Case law including Prest v Petrodel Resources, VTB Capital, Chandler v Cape plc, British Bank of the Middle East v Sun Life Association of Canada, ING Re (UK) Ltd v Versicherung AG and Wrexham AFC v Crucialmove Ltd

This book is essential reading for solicitors, barristers, company secretaries, corporate counsel and accountants.


Another edition so soon after the last requires justification. Not only have the last 43 months seen some significant changes to the Companies Act 2006, but there has also been passed the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. The implementation of the 2006 Act in the piecemeal fashion that it occurred was, as stated in the preface to the last edition, both inexplicable and inexcusable in the real world. At a time when our country faced economic problems of a magnitude not experienced for at least two generations, a distraction for business and the professions as to whether this or that part of the legislation was yet in force was completely unacceptable. While implementation is now (almost) complete, there remain criticisms of the legislative process.

First, having been told that the complete codification of company law was not the intention behind the Act, codification was immediately commenced as soon as the Bill began its passage through Parliament. However, even this was not done properly. There remain in force small rumps of the Companies Act 1985, the Companies Act 1989 and the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004. Read the full preface...

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Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Table of Cases
  • The Origin and Nature of Companies
  • The Company and its Legal Framework
  • Appointment of Directors
  • Powers of Directors
  • Accounts
  • Duties of Directors
  • Liabilities of Directors
  • Relations with Shareholders
  • Relations of Directors with One Another
  • Meetings
  • Terms of Service for Directors
  • Resignation, Removal and Retirement
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Corporate Governance
  • Appendices
    • Jordans Draft Articles of Association for a Private Limited Company
    • Form IN01: Application to Register a Company
    • Draft Standard Form Service Agreement for an Executive Director
  • Index
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