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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

This course provides a detailed discussion of the duties of directors to act within their powers and to exercise independent judgement, care, skill and diligence. This podcast is suitable for all levels of user and is available as part of a series on the Companies Act 2006.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the duty of a director to exercise independent judgment;
  • Understand the duty of a director to act within his powers;
  • Understand the level of care, skill and diligence required to be exhibited by a company director;
  • Have learnt how the new statutory duties are informed by the former fiduciary duties.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Sections 171, 173 and 174 Companies Act 2006.

This CPDcast is one of a series on the Companies Act 2006 contributed to by members of Erskine Chambers. This podcast is the third in the series. In it, Richard Snowden QC and Alex Barden examine the duties of directors to act within their powers, to exercise independent judgement and to exercise care, skill and diligence under sections 171, 173 and 174 of the Companies Act 2006.

Podcast Added: 10/12/2007

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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