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The Shifting of the Duties of Company Directors Under the Companies Act 2006: Superficial or a Significant Change in the Law


Kato Gogo Kingston


University of East London - School of Law

February 4, 2011

African Journal of Law and Criminology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-12, 2011

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This paper critically assesses whether the enactment of the Companies Act 2006 in England makes a real difference to the duties of company directors. By deducing evidence of court rulings in several cases, the paper suggests that the Companies Act 2006 was necessary to safeguard the governing documents of companies. The paper however, rejects the notion that the Act provides new ways of dealing with company directors in that it simply merged various pre-existing laws and also codified the common law rule of duty of care.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: English Law, Company Law, Company Directors, Common Law

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Date posted: February 5, 2011 ; Last revised: August 2, 2011

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Kingston, Kato Gogo, The Shifting of the Duties of Company Directors Under the Companies Act 2006: Superficial or a Significant Change in the Law (February 4, 2011). African Journal of Law and Criminology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-12, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1755303

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