Directors' Liabilities

30 September 2019

Unfair prejudice petitions: can a director’s breach of duty bar their claim?

Treating a director who is a minority shareholder fairly in both their involvement in the management of a company and in any offers to acquire their shares is of paramount importance to defeating an unfair prejudice petition.

Richard Foss

25 April 2019

Identity Fraud: company directors at double the risk of other individuals

Company directors increasingly have to deal with personal identity theft on top of already substantial compliance requirements to meet their directors’ duties.  The risk of identity theft is even greater for those company directors based in London than in other areas of the United Kingdom.

Melinka Berridge

5 March 2018

Data protection: A new board room priority

Emily Carter considers the impact and implications of new data protection regime for company directors.  

Emily Carter

16 February 2018

Directorships in the financial or insurance sector: a career pinnacle or poisoned chalice?

In the not too distant past, a directorship in a bank, insurance company or financial services firm was seen as a lucrative and career-defining role.  Many directors built a career out of having a portfolio of Board appointments, which involved a significant degree of responsibility to the organisation, but, in many circumstances, little personal regulatory oversight. 

Julie Matheson

5 February 2018

Fire Safety: Is a company director also a ‘responsible person’?

Fire Safety is just one of the many issues with which management must concern themselves.  However, unlike a lot of other safety concerns, fire has the potential for large scale and devastating consequences.  

Hannah Eales

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