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Directors and their Duties

A one-day course for company secretaries and board advisors on the responsibilities of company directors

Duration: Full day   CPD: 6 hours

About

Company legislation means directors face demanding responsibility and liabilities, as the codification of directors’ duties has greatly increased directors’ exposure to shareholder actions. In the current regulatory climate, directors and senior executives need to be more aware than ever of their responsibilities and personal liabilities, as well as how to deal with conflicts and how best to manage the relationship between the company and its shareholders.

This course covers the core duties and responsibilities of company directors. It puts the role in the context of the current legal and regulatory environment, including The Companies Act 2006. Coverage includes the key duties of directors, power and authority and good boardroom practice.

Who is this course for?
Directors and new entrants to the boardroom. The course may also be useful for company secretaries and others advising boards and/or inducting new directors.

Course highlights

  • Directors’ statutory duties
  • Liabilities, sanctions and indemnities
  • Power and authority
  • Good boardroom practice and board relationships
  • Induction, development and performance review
  • Current legal issues

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the statutory framework for the role and responsibilities of company directors in the UK
  • Confidence to advise your directors of the expectations of owners and regulators as to how they discharge their duties
  • A practical model for assessing the effectiveness of your directors against good boardroom practice and identifying any areas of weakness
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.
Upgrade to a Professional Development Award

This course forms part of the ICSA Professional Development Award in Company Law and Compliance in Listed Companies and Company Law and Compliance in Unlisted Companies.

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Programme

09.00 Registration & tea/coffee
09.15 The role in context: the legal and regulatory framework
  • What is the purpose of company law and how does it apply to directors?
  • What else do you need to be aware of?
10.00 Directors’ duties in the Companies Act 2006
  • What does the Act have to say about directors’ duties, including conflicts of interest?
  • What are the practical implications for running a company?
11.00 Tea/coffee
11.15 Directors’ Liabilities
  • What can go wrong?
  • How can you avoid it?
  • How can you fix it?
12.15 Power and authority
  • How do you know what you are allowed to do as a director?
  • What are the differences between directors, managers and owners?
Case Studies
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Case Study
14.30 Key legal concerns
  • What else do you need to be thinking about?
15.00 Tea/coffee
15.15 What makes an effective board?
  • What does an effective board look like?
  • What does it do and how should it behave?
16.15 Questions and Answers
16.30 Conclusion and close

Trainer

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS

Following a successful career in the City, Lorraine set up her own company secretarial practice in 2003 which provides advisory services to a wide variety of client companies. She has recently merged her practice with the co sec practice at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Lorraine is Immediate Past President of ICSA (UKRIAT) and contributes regularly to Governance & Compliance magazine.

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    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    8 March 2018 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

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    3 July 2018 Book now

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    • Saffron House
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      London
      EC1N 8TS

    Course date

    16 October 2018 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

    Free affiliateship

    Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    8 March 2018 Book now

    Other dates

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

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