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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Directors Duties 4th ed isbn 9781784734541

Directors Duties 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9781784732219
New Edition ISBN: 9781784734541
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846618260
Published: December 2016
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Directors’ Duties provides an analysis of the general duties of directors contained in Chapter 2, Part 10 of the Companies Act 2006.

The new edition is completely updated to include:-

  • Greater discussion of the issues of the limitation of actions, derivative actions and relief
  • Examination of the UK Supreme Court decisions in Williams v Central Nigeria Bank, Eclairs Group Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc, AIB Group (GB) v Redler and FHR European Ventures LLP v Cedar Capital Partners LLC
  • Examination of  the Privy Council decision in Central Bank of Ecuador v Conticorp SA and the recent decisions of Court of Appeal, such as in Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding, Goldtrail Travel Ltd v Aydin, Novoship (UK) Ltd v Nikitin and Smithton Ltd v Naggar, 
  • Consideration of some superior court decisions in other common law jurisdictions, such as that of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in Chen Wai Too v Poon Ka Man Jason, the Australian Federal Court in ASIC v Mariner and the New Zealand Court of Appeal in Morgenstern v Jeffreys.

Company Law
Directors: Background and Role
Directors in the Corporate Governance Process
Codification of Duties
Duty to Act with Powers
Duty to Promote the Success of the Company
Duty to Exercise Independent Judgment
Duty of Care, Skill and Diligence
Duty to Avoid Conflicts
Duty not to Accept Benefits
Duty to Declare Interests
Duty to Consider the Interests of Creditors
Derivative Proceedings
Consequences of Breach (including relief)
Ratification of Breaches of Duty
Judicial Excusing of Breaches