The Director's Handbook: Your Duties, Responsibilities and Liabilities

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2007 - Directors of corporations - 208 pages
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The Director's Handbook, first published in 2005, filled a gap in the market by providing a practical guide to key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers. Now, with far-reaching changes in directors' duties and other principles of company law, this new edition updates and explains the laws which affect the way every director does their job.It deals with all aspects of a company director's role, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the context of the current law and good practice. Written by leading experts and fully supported by research findings, it also contains case studies (named or unnamed) from companies of varying size and sector.The Director's Handbook is the essential reference and source of advice for all new and existing directors, as well as those who aspire to this position.
 

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Contents

A brief guide to the basic principles underlying the laws treatment of companies and
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CHAPTER TWO PAGE
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health and safety duties
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CHAPTER THREE PAGE
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Also looks
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O change of controlgolden parachute clauses
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CHAPTER SIX PAGE
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the role of the remuneration committee
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Picking up on points made in chapter two this chapter examines in detail directors duties
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restrictions on dealing in shares
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CHAPTER NlNE PAGEl8l
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APPENDlX PAGE
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a leading membership organization representing over 50,000 company directors in the UK alone. Among other objectives, the Institute aims to 'raise the professional standards of directors and help them attain high levels of expertise and effectiveness by improving their knowledge and skills'.Pinsent Masons is a full service commercial law firm distinguished by its depth of knowledge, experience and commitment to specialist market sectors. It has over 250 partners, a total legal team of around 900 and more than 1,500 staff in the UK and internationally. In addition to London, they have UK offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. Pinsent Masons is a top 15 corporate law firm adviser to the FTSE 100 and a top 10 adviser to the FTSE 250.

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