Legal Guide to Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities

Director Advice

Becoming a director comes with significant obligations, which come with equally significant consequences for failing to comply with those obligations.

This Legal Guide explains the different types of director and outlines the principal duties and responsibilities of directors, as set out in the Companies Act 2006 (“the Act”), which codified certain common law and equitable duties of directors (commonly referred to as fiduciary duties).

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