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Introduction to Business Law

Introduction to Business Law (5th edn)

Lucy Jones
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p. 47917. Company Law II

Company Officers and Liabilitieslocked

p. 47917. Company Law II

Company Officers and Liabilitieslocked

  • Lucy JonesLucy JonesDeputy Head, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, University of Brighton
  • Published in print: 05 August 2019
  • Published online: September 2019


This chapter discusses the rules relating to the officers of a company. It considers the meaning of ‘director’ and the position of the Board of Directors. It examines the appointment, retirement, and removal of directors and considers the powers of directors and their authority to act on behalf of the company. The chapter examines the general duties of directors, including the codified duties under the Companies Act 2006, and considers the effect of a breach of those duties. The appointment and the role of a company secretary and company auditors are examined. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the meaning of corporate governance.

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