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An accidental change to directors' duties?

Alcock, A 2009, 'An accidental change to directors' duties?' , Company Lawyer, 30 , p. 362.

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    For the first time, the general duties of directors have been given statutory form in the Companies Act 2006. This article concentrates on the duties of compliance (with the company’s constitution), proper purpose and good faith contained in sections 171 and 172. In the first judicial comment on these sections, Lord Glennie has said in passing, “these sections appear to do little more than set out the pre-existing law on the subject.”1 But is that true?

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General) > K3840 Regulation of industry, trade, and commerce. Occupational law
    Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > International Strategy People Management & Salford Law
    Journal or Publication Title: Company Lawyer
    Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0144-1027
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2010 14:17
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 13:54

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