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The Director's Handbook

The Director's Handbook

Your Duties Responsibilities and Liabilities

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The Director's Handbook is a practical guide for board directors, other senior decision makers and company secretaries, covering pensions, pay, corporate governance, legal obligations, best boardroom practice and how the law affects all companies.

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About the book

The Director's Handbook, first published in 2005, filled a gap in the market by providing a practical guide to key issues facing board directors and senior business decision-makers in the UK. Now, with far-reaching changes in directors' duties and other principles of company law, this new edition updates and explains the laws which affect the way every director does their job.

It deals with all aspects of a company director's role, duties, responsibilities and liabilities within the context of the current law and good practice. Written by leading experts and fully supported by research findings, this 3rd edition also contains case studies from companies of varying sizes and sectors, plus new chapters on the role of the company secretary plus the latest legal developments in the health and safety arena.

The Director's Handbook is the essential reference and source of advice for all new and existing directors, as well as those who aspire to this position.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Duties;
    • Chapter - 03: The Company Secretary;
    • Chapter - 04: Corporate Governance;
    • Chapter - 05: The FSA and Securities Regulation;
    • Chapter - 06: Service Contracts;
    • Chapter - 07: Remuneration Issues;
    • Chapter - 08: Pensions;
    • Chapter - 09: Health and Safety and Corporate Manslaughter;
    • Chapter - 10: Financial Difficulty and Insolvency

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749460587
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 3rd May 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 240 pages

About the Author

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a leading membership organization representing over 50,000 company directors in the UK alone. Among other objectives, the Institute aims to 'raise the professional standards of directors and help them attain high levels of expertise and effectiveness by improving their knowledge and skills'.

Pinsent Masons is a full service commercial law firm distinguished by its depth of knowledge, experience and commitment to specialist market sectors. It has over 250 partners, a total legal team of around 900 and more than 1,500 staff in the UK and internationally. In addition to London, they have UK offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. Pinsent Masons is a top 15 corporate law firm adviser to the FTSE 100 and a top 10 adviser to the FTSE 250.

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