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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with recent developments in company law.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand recent developments in company law in 2015;
  • Know what PSCs are and the significance of being a PSC;
  • Be aware of the registration requirements of a PSC;
  • Understand recent changes in the area of corporate directors;
  • Know the changes that are being made to bearer shares;
  • Be aware of changes in the area of reporting payment practices and policies;
  • Understand what a shadow director is and how this area of law is changing;
  • Know the developments in the area of the disqualification of directors.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Procedural
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In this CPDcast, Richard Barham and Anna Janik, respectively Partner and Managing Associate at Dentons, look at a number of recent developments and anticipated changes to company law in 2015. They explain what a person with significant control is and what the implications of being a PSC is, before exploring legal developments in the areas of corporate directors, shadow directors, bearer shares, the reduction of red tape and the disqualification of directors.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 35:08

Date Recorded: 16th July 2015

Note of 10 September 2015: Please note that since this podcasts was recorded, the timetable for the implementation of some of the provisions referred to in the podcast has changed. In general terms, those provisions that were due to take effect in January 2016 will now be taking effect in April 2016. Similarly, those provisions that were due to take effect in April 2016 will now take effect in June 2016, apart from those provisions relating to corporate directors which are now due to take effect in October 2016.

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