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Author Keay, Andrew R., author

Title Directors' duties / Andrew Keay
Edition Second edition
Published Bristol : Jordans, 2014
Bristol : Jordans, [2014]

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 MELB  KN 264.7 A1 Kea/Ddu 2014  AVAILABLE
Description xlvi, 558 pages ; 26 cm
Contents Contents note continued: I.Introduction -- II.Background -- III.The perceived change in judicial approach -- IV.The new provision -- V.Care -- A.Monitoring -- B.Keeping themselves informed -- C.Delegation -- D.Records and accounts -- E.Reliance -- F.The objective standard -- G.Decisions and hindsight -- H.The business judgment rule -- I.Professional advice -- VI.Skill -- VII.Diligence -- VIII.Non-executives -- IX.Enforcement of a breach -- X.Defences -- XI.Concluding remarks -- A.What will the courts consider? -- B.Assessment -- C.Summary -- ch. 9 Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: the Duty -- I.Introduction -- II.Background -- III.The rationale for the avoidance of conflicts -- IV.The section -- V.Conflict of interest -- VI.Possible conflict -- VII.Exceptions -- VIII.Examples of conflict -- IX.Competing directorships -- X.Former directors -- XI.The effects of a conflict -- XII.Opting out -- XIII.Conclusion -- ch. 10 Avoiding a Conflict of Duty: Application -- I.Introduction --
Contents note continued: I.Introduction -- II.The relief -- A.Damages or equitable compensation -- B.Account of profits -- C.Restoration of the company's property -- D.Injunction and declaration -- E.Rescission -- F.Money had and received -- G.Dismissal -- H.Proprietary relief -- I.Choice of relief -- III.Constructive trustee -- IV.Allowance to directors -- V.Third parties -- A.Generally -- B.Knowing assistance -- C.Knowing receipt -- ch. 16 Authorisation and Ratification of Breaches of Duty -- I.Introduction -- II.Consent, approval or authorisation by the members -- III.Ratification by the members -- A.The essence of, and background to, ratification -- B.Position at common law -- 1.What may be ratified? -- 2.What about unanimous voting? -- 3.Who is bound by ratification? -- C.The section -- D.Ratification of breaches of statutory duties -- E.Exclusions from voting -- F.A limit on ratification -- ch. 17 Judicial Excusing of Breaches -- I.Introduction -- II.The provision --
Contents note continued: II.Resignation of directors -- A.Introduction -- B.Exploiting opportunities -- C.Establishing a competing business -- 1.Preliminary/preparatory steps -- 2.Other factors -- III.Exploitation -- A.Introduction -- B.Corporate information -- C.Corporate opportunities -- 1.Introduction -- 2.A strict approach -- 3.A more liberal/flexible approach -- 4.Restraint of trade and hindering entrepreneurialism -- 5.Company not being able to exploit the opportunity -- 6.The company would not have succeeded in obtaining the opportunity -- 7.The company chooses not to pursue an opportunity -- 8.Third party preference -- 9.The role in which the director is acting -- 10.The North American experience -- 11.What is an opportunity? -- 12.Director conduct -- IV.Conclusion -- ch. 11 Duty not to Accept Benefits -- I.Introduction -- II.The provision -- III.Exceptions -- IV.̀Third party' -- V.Former directors -- VI.̀Benefit' -- VII.Secret profits and bribes -- VIII.Authorisation --
Contents note continued: III.Background -- IV.Procedure and evidence -- V.Rationale for the provision -- VI.The provision and the duty of care -- VII.The ambit of the provision -- VIII.The conditions -- A.Honesty -- B.Acting reasonably -- C.Fairness -- IX.Apprehended liability -- X.Conclusion
Contents note continued: III.The development of the duty -- A.The Company Law Review -- B.Company Law Reform: the first Government White Paper -- C.Company Law Reform: the second Government White Paper -- D.The Company Law Reform Bill -- IV.The interpretation of the section -- A.Introduction -- B.Good faith -- C.Success -- D.̀Benefit members as a whole' -- E.Factors to which regard is to be had -- 1.Long term -- 2.Employees -- 3.Suppliers and customers -- 4.The community and the environment -- 5.High standards of business conduct -- 6.Members -- 7.Summary -- F.̀Have regard to' -- V.What will constitute a breach? -- VI.Enforcement of the duty -- VII.In practice -- VIII.Assessment -- IX.Conclusion -- ch. 7 Duty to Exercise Independent Judgment -- I.Introduction -- II.The existing common law -- A.The general rule -- B.The exceptions -- III.The special case of nominee directors -- IV.The provision - section 173 -- V.Conclusion -- ch. 8 Duty of Care, Skill and Diligence --
Contents note continued: III.The statutory derivative action -- A.Introduction -- B.The elements for gaining permission -- C.The practice and procedure -- IV.The criteria for determining whether permission will be granted -- A.Specified criteria which courts must consider -- 1.Prima facie case -- 2.Elements as to which the court must be satisfied -- 3.Other relevant factors -- 4.Good faith -- 5.Importance to a person acting in accordance with section 172 -- 6.Likelihood of authorisation or ratification -- 7.The company has decided not to pursue the claim -- 8.Alternative remedy -- 9.Views of members with no personal interest in the matter -- B.The best interests of the company -- C.Costs -- V.Following permission -- VI.Common law proceedings and retrospective effect -- VII.Companies in liquidation or insolvent -- VIII.Multiple derivative actions -- IX.Appeals from derivative claim hearings -- X.The effect of the new procedure -- XI.Conclusion -- ch. 15 Consequences of Breach --
Contents note continued: IX.Effects -- ch. 12 Duty to Declare an Interest -- I.Introduction -- II.The provision -- III.Exceptions -- IV.An interest -- V.The disclosure -- A.Generally -- B.The manner of disclosure -- C.To whom is disclosure to be made? -- D.Implied disclosure? -- E.Participation of the disclosing director -- F.Disclosure and single directors -- VI.Effects -- VII.Disclosure under section 182 -- ch. 13 Duty to Consider the Interests of Creditors -- I.Introduction -- II.Policy and legislative background -- III.The basis of the duty -- IV.The case law development -- V.The triggering of the duty -- VI.How should directors act? -- A.Generally -- B.When the company is insolvent -- C.When the company is in a pre-insolvency position -- D.Factors to consider -- VII.Is the obligation a duty to creditors? -- VIII.To which creditors is an obligation owed? -- IX.Conclusion -- ch. 14 Derivative Proceedings -- I.Introduction -- II.The common law: some background --
Contents note continued: ch. 4 Codification and an Introduction to the General Duties -- I.Introduction -- II.Codification -- III.Interpretation -- IV.Fiduciary duties -- V.Scope and nature of the duties -- VI.Former and shadow directors -- VII.Other duties -- VIII.Proceedings for breach of duties -- A.Who takes proceedings? -- B.Time limits for actions -- IX.Summary -- ch. 5 Duty to Act within Powers -- I.Introduction -- II.The duty to act in accordance with the company's constitution -- III.The duty to exercise powers for the purposes for which they were conferred -- A.Introduction -- B.Complications -- C.Background -- D.The primary or substantial purpose -- E.The ̀but for' test -- F.Focus on the best interests of the company -- G.An assessment -- H.The effect of a breach -- IV.Summary -- ch. 6 Duty to Promote the Success of the Company -- I.Introduction -- II.The section -- A.Generally -- B.Companies not focused on member benefits -- C.Duties to creditors --
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- ch. 2 Directors: Background and Role -- I.Introduction -- II.Types of director -- A.General -- B.Executive and non-executive -- III.Directors recognised at law -- A.De jure directors -- B.De facto directors -- C.Shadow directors -- D.Distinguishing between de facto and shadow directors -- IV.The director's position as a fiduciary -- V.Groups of companies -- VI.Duration of duties -- ch. 3 Directors in the Corporate Governance Process -- I.Introducion -- II.Defining corporate governance -- III.Separation of ownership and control and directorial discipline -- IV.To whom are duties owed? -- A.Shareholder value principle -- 1.From a theoretical viewpoint -- 2.From a positive perspective: "What do the cases say? -- B.Stakeholder theory -- C.Summary -- D.Duties to individual shareholders? -- E.Duties to creditors? -- V.Agency theory -- VI.Process -- VII.Recording actions and decisions --
Summary This book provides an analysis of the general duties of directors in the UK, contained in Chapter 2 Part 10 of the UK's Companies Act 2006, addressing aspects of the law that are highly relevant to such duties
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Previous edition, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Great Britain. Companies Act 2006.
Corporate governance -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Directors of corporations -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain.
ISBN 1846618266 (hbk.)
9781846618260 (hbk.)