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Three Hour Online Seminar | £219 +VAT

This live online seminar deals exclusively with the challenges that company directors face when complying with UK Company Law.  The Companies Act is the longest piece of legislation ever enacted in Britain and directors must ensure that they and their companies are fully compliant. Receive an exclusive book on Company Constitutions and Articles when you book.

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Course Overview

Being a company director can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one and it seems to get harder year by year.  It is very important that all directors understand their role, duties and legal responsibilities.

This live online seminar will help all those considering, or already in this responsible position, understand exactly what it involves.  It focuses throughout on real-life situations and is a guide to:

  • The different types of director
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Board Meetings
  • Directors’ addresses and information that must be provided to the company and to the public
  • Appointment and termination
  • Officers of the company

The seminar addresses issues that directors need to understand if they are to avoid exposing their companies and themselves to hefty penalties and the risk of having to pay compensation. The seminar is an opportunity to master key basic facts and requirements about the role of a director.  It is regularly updated to reflect the latest legal changes.   

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Why Choose Live Online?

At UK Training, we have over 30 years experience of classroom training.  This vast experience has ensured that our live online seminars are of the highest standard.  We have taken the best features of the classroom and replicated them online - meaning learning online will be just as rewarding as the classroom...with the added bonus of avoiding the time, cost and hassle of travelling.

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Course Times:

Morning Seminars: 09:30 - 12:30
Afternoon Seminars: 13:30 - 16:30

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Extra Benefits:

  • An exclusive book, 'UK Company Law - the Complete Guide', only available to delegates
  • A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day

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What Will You Learn?

  • What must a person do when they become a director?
  • What types of directorship are there?
  • What is a shadow director?
  • Does a non-executive director have the same rights and duties as an executive director?
  • What are the consequences of using the word ‘director’ as a courtesy title?
  • What are the consequences of failing to notify Companies House of a director’s appointment?
  • Can a director keep their residential address private?
  • Can a director keep their date of birth private?
  • Does the Chair always have a casting vote?
  • Does being declared bankrupt prevent a person being a director?
  • Do all directors have the right to receive notice if their position is terminated?
  • Are all directors employees?
  • Are there circumstances in which payments to directors can be made without deduction of PAYE?
  • What does it mean to be an Officer of the Company?
  • Is every director an Officer of the Company?
  • Do directors owe duties to ‘stakeholders’?
  • Can a person buy a share then sue the directors for what they did last year?
  • Can a service contract exempt a director from the consequences of being successfully sued for breach of one of the general duties?
  • What are the seven general duties specified by the Companies Act?
  • What is the so-called ‘first duty’ of directors?
  • To what extent are directors permitted to be influenced by the wishes or instructions of others?
  • Exactly what is meant by the ‘Duty to Exercise Reasonable Care, Skill and Diligence’?
  • Can the directors authorise one of their number to have a conflict of interest?
  • Can a director accept a benefit from a third party?
  • Can a close relative of a director accept a benefit from a third party?
  • In what circumstances can a conflict of interest be classed trivial?
  • How could a company commit the new offence of failing to prevent bribery and what could be the impact on the directors?
  • Can directors set their own rules for board meetings?
  • After what period may the minutes of a board meeting be destroyed?
  • Are telephone and e-mail board meetings allowed?
  • What makes a good board meeting?

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Course Presenter:

Roger Mason:
Roger is a qualified accountant and Company Secretary. He has held several senior positions and for twenty years was a Company Secretary and Financial Director. His approach is practical and based on vast experience. He is also the author of several books.

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Course Cost:

The price to attend is £219 per person and is exclusive of VAT.

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