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Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook 7th ed isbn 9781784514440

Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781780434827
New Edition ISBN: 9781784514440
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847668783
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook ensures that companies and individuals function within the best practice parameters of corporate governance by simplifying the corporate governance process keeping the user up to date and compliant with best practice. Many firms have seemingly implemented corporate governance, yet have fallen into collapse and scandal involving their operations. What has gone wrong?

Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook tackles these issues, placing blame where appropriate, and recommending possible solutions to these problems. In addition to covering the legal side of corporate governance Chambers' Corporate Governance Handbook is written from the perspective of an author with many years' practical experience of being a director in listed, private, large, small, mutual, NHS and charity entities.

The book also draws on Andrew Chambers' practical experience of belonging to and chairing several audit committees as well as his special interest and expertise in the treatment of risk management and internal control. The sixth edition has been updated to include:

  • The September 2012 UK Corporate Governance Code
  • The September 2012 UK Stewardship Code
  • The replacement of the FSA by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and the PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority)
  • Reports, such as: BS 13500 BS 13500, Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance, ABI principles of remuneration

Company Law
Part A: Effective Boards and Directors
Chapter A1 The Effective Board
Chapter A2 Considering Joining a Board
Chapter A3 Independence Issues
Chapter A4 Resigning a Directorship
Chapter A5 Board Committees
Chapter A6 Board Policies and Policy Statements;
Chapter A7 Family Firms and their Governance
Chapter A8 Governance of International Organisations
Chapter A9 Directors with Company Loans: Independence and Conflict of Interest Implications

Part B: Guest Chapters
Chapter B1 Avoiding the Pitfalls in Running a Private Company
Chapter B2 Board Dynamics: Evaluating Board Effectiveness
Chapter B3 Board Dynamics: A Female Perspective
Chapter B4 Board Dynamics: The Chairman’s Perspective
Chapter B5 Board Dynamics: The Non-Executive Director’s Perspective

Part C: Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C1 Understanding Corporate Governance
Chapter C2 Grand Themes in Corporate Governance
Chapter C3 Applying the Theories that Underpin Corporate Governance
Chapter C4 Do Non-Executive Directors Add Value?
Chapter C5 Corporate Social Responsibility, Integrated Reporting and Sustainability
Chapter C6 Culture, Ethics and the Board

Part D: Corporate Governance in Practice
Chapter D1 The UK’s Companies Act 2006 – Corporate Governance Issues
Chapter D2 The UK Approach to Corporate Governance
Chapter D3 Critique of UK Corporate Governance
Chapter D4 The Walker Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and other Financial Industry Entities
Chapter D5 Checklist to Benchmark Corporate Governance Practice in the Context of the UK Corporate Governance Code
Chapter D6 British Governance Standard (2013) – Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance of Organizations
Chapter D7 Gulf Corporate Governance

Part E: Audit Committees
Chapter E1 Overview of Audit Committee Responsibilities
Chapter E2 Effective and Efficient Conduct of Audit Committee Business
Chapter E3 Audit Committees and Sarbanes-Oxley in the UK
Chapter E4 Audit Committee Oversight of Published Information
Chapter E5 Audit Committee Oversight of Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter E6 Audit Committee Oversight of External Audit
Chapter E7 Audit Committee Oversight of Internal Audit and other Review Agencies
Chapter E8 The Development of Audit Committees over Time
Chapter E9 Board Risk Committees
Chapter E10 Board Remuneration Committees

Part F: The Corporate Governance Journey
Chapter F1 The Corporate Governance Framework
Chapter F2 Evolution of the UK Code and the Impact of Higgs and Smith

Part G: Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter G1 Risk Management and Internal Control
Chapter G2 Current Developments in Internal Auditing
Chapter G3 Three Lines of Defence
Chapter G4 New Enhanced Guidance on Internal Audit
Chapter G5 New Enhanced Guidance on Internal Audit’s Interface with Regulators

Part H: External Oversight
Chapter H1 External Control
Chapter H2 Is Audit failing the Global Capital Markets?

Appendix 1 The UK Corporate Governance Code
Appendix 2 The UK Stewardship Code
Appendix 3 The Chartered Director (C Dir) qualification;
Appendix 4 Board Committees – Terms of Reference
Appendix 5 Suggestions for Good Practice from the Higgs Report
Appendix 6 Cadbury, Greenbury and 1998 Combined Codes
Appendix 7 Code of Ethics
Appendix 8 International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Appendix 9 Independent External Board Evaluations Code of Practice