Being a company director can be a richly rewarding experience but the role is not an easy one and it seems to become more difficult every year. This comprehensive course is the ideal opportunity to gain the crucial understanding of the role, duties and legal responsibilities of a company director as well as the many potential internal and external risks that you may face. Attending this course will help to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to be able to cope with the role, manage risks effectively and avoid financial penalties.
This practical course focuses on real-life situations and will cover:
- The Directors’ General Duties as specified by the Companies Act
- An effective board and board meetings
- Appointment and termination
- Your personal liabilities as a director
- Data protection laws
- The Bribery Act
- Corporate culture and corporate social responsibility
- Anti-money laundering laws
Who Should Attend?
This course is perfect for the following people.
- Any newly appointed directors seeking a comprehensive guide to their role
- Established directors seeking a refresher on their role and an update on the latest legal issues
- Anyone considering becoming a company director in the future
- Company secretaries who want an insight or update of the role and legal obligations of a company director
What Will You Learn?
- What must a person do when they become a director?
- What are the different types of director?
- Does a non-executive director have the same rights and duties as an executive director?
- Can I keep my personal information private?
- Do all directors have the right to receive notice if their position is terminated?
- What does it mean to be an Officer of the Company and Is every director an Officer of the Company?
- Do directors owe duties to ‘stakeholders’?
- What are the seven general duties specified by the Companies Act?
- What is the so-called ‘first duty’ of directors?
- What is the scope of the Bribery Act and when is the company/individual committing an offence?
- Can a director accept a benefit from a third party?
- What makes a good board meeting?
- Can directors set their own rules for board meetings?
- How can the Board work more effectively as a team in managing potential risk?
- What are the most common risks facing a company and how can the Board control them?
- When are directors in danger of becoming personally liable?
- What is the difference between criminal risk and civil risk?
- How can directors be held personally responsible for breaches of health and safety or corporate manslaughter legislation?
- What should the directors know about data protection laws?
- Why must the directors observe the anti-money laundering laws, both domestically and internationally?
- What are the consequences of not maintaining a corporate culture of high values or failing to have a corporate social responsibility policy?
- A Seminar Pack containing the information presented on the day
- Additional notes supporting the presentation
- A Certificate of Attendance
09:30 - 17:00
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.
Peter Van Duzer
Peter is an expert in company compliance issues who has advised the boards of some of the largest companies in the UK. He is an authoritative speaker on many issues that affect companies and their directors. He has been able to help organisations of many different shapes and sizes.