Directors' Duties

Commentary

SOURCE CURRENCY: 4th Edition, June 2020

Professor Andrew Keay
Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law
University of Leeds
Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and 9 Stone buildings,
Lincoln’s Inn
Legal Practitioner (Australia)


Directors’ Duties provides an analysis of the general duties of directors contained in Chapter 2, Part 10 of the Companies Act 2006. Since the previous edition there have been several important cases and some interesting debate and discussion concerning the interpretation and application of the provisions under the Companies Act 2006. This new edition seeks to address these developments as well as including some discussion or mention of, where relevant, recent academic scholarship. The following has been undertaken:

  • A thorough updating of the work, with some chapters significantly revised and expanded.

  • There has been a significant increase in the treatment of: duties owed by shadow directors (with a study of the conflicting case law); limitation of actions; and remedies.

  • A consideration of important first instance decisions such as Sharp v Blank; Instant Access Properties Ltd v Rosser; Hunt v Michie; Stobart v Tinkler; FM Capital Partners Ltd v Marino; Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd; Dickinson v NAL Realisations Ltd; Ball v Hughes; Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza; Wessely v White; Wilton UK Ltd v Shuttleworth.

  • A consideration of all appellate decisions affecting directors’ duties, whether directly or indirectly, such as: Keystone Healthcare Ltd v Parr; Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding; Burns v FCA; BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana S.A.; Auden McKenzie (Pharma Division) v Patel; Ivey v Genting Casinos.


  • This new edition will be an essential point of reference for company and commercial law solicitors, barristers, company secretaries, corporate legal academics and postgraduate students..

    Law is stated at 1st February 2020

    Contributors

     Andrew Keay LLB, M Div, LLM, PhD Author