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Categories:
Employment Law
Corporate & Commercial Law
CPD Points:
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This course provides a detailed discussion of the duty of a director to promote the success of a company under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006. This CPDcast is suitable for all levels of user.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have learnt about the new statutory duty of a director to promote the success of the company under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006;
  • Understand how the various mandatory factors are to be taken into account when a director is acting;
  • Understand the inter-play between those factors;
  • Have learnt how the duty is to be enforced;
  • Have learnt about different approaches to the taking of the minutes of board meetings in light of the new duty.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Legislative Updates
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Section 172 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 second in the series. In it, Ben Shaw and Ben Griffiths examine the duty of a director to promote the success of the company under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006. It considers the form and content of the duty and looks at the individual factors required to be taken into account, how those factors inter-play and to whom the duty is owed.

Podcast Added: 10/12/2007

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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