Directors of UK companies have an extensive range of legal responsibilities, not just in relation to managing the company but also to employees, shareholders, customers and other stakeholders. Now in its fifth edition, The ICSA Director's Guide explains all the core duties and liabilities of being a director from appointment to resignation, including disclosures, shareholder relations and corporate governance. This comprehensive new edition, has been revised to take account of recent developments, such as: Ammendments to the UK Corporate Governance Code and the EU Corporate Governance Green Paper and recommendations on board effectiveness. Information on the implications of the Stewardship Code and shareholder engagement. Developments in relation to board composition and diversity, differentiation in roles of board members and the importance of training and development of directors. Plus updated cases and statistics on director's disqualification and personal liability, unfair dismissal, corporate manslaughter and health and safety incidents. Providing practical answers to common questions faced by directors, it is an essential read for all directors.
Martha Bruce FCIS is a Chartered Secretary providing company secretarial advice and services to both private and public companies. Formerly an executive director of David Venus & Company Limited, a leading firm of Chartered Secretaries, where she was appointed secretary and consultant to many companies, as well as heading up the provision of trade mark, health and safety and employment advice. Martha is the author of The ICSA Directors Guide and a co-author of A Practical Guide to the Memorandum and Articles of Association, and for many years she has co-run the ICSA course The Role of the Company Secretary.
Fundamentals about directors; Directors' powers and company management; Length of service; Statutory statement of directors' duties; Disclosure requirements; Administrative duties; Restricted and prohibited transactions; Shareholders; Financial accounts; Health and safety; Stakeholders; The struggling company; Penalties for breach of duty.