Legal Obligations and Standards for Directors, Trustees and Members of Boards of Governors

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 20 October 2015
Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
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As society becomes ever more regulated, it is easy to forget the burgeoning amount of legal obligations impacting on organisations in the private and third sectors. It is important for all company directors, charity trustees and members of boards of governors to be aware of these legal obligations and the standards they are required to meet.

Company Directors

The conduct of directors is strictly regulated by the Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”). All directors must display a general level of knowledge, skill and experience that is reasonably expected of a person carrying out the functions of a director. However, if the director has any specialist knowledge then a higher subjective standard must

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Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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