DIRECTOR DUTIES: How to stay on top of your obligations

Directors have a multitude of duties and responsibilities and sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the relevant legislation. Many directors are not even aware of their obligations under the law or the consequences for non-compliance.

Ensuring that directors are fully aware of their duties provides protection for both directors and the company and supports corporate governance best practice.

Following the recent press coverage of the directors’ mishaps from giants such as Carillion and BHS, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is introducing plans to help protect staff, pensions and small suppliers against reckless directors, with more sanction authority given to the Insolvency Service. In light of recent events, it is crucial to know your duties as a Director to help you reduce the risk of facing hefty fines or even being disqualified as a UK Director.

In this webinar, to help you with your obligations, we will present a series of everyday scenarios exploring how director duties apply to your role and how you can manage them accordingly.

  • what your duties are and where you can find detailed information about your obligations
  • how to effectively manage and protect your business by ensuring compliance; and
  • how to build a strong corporate governance and avoid loss of stakeholder trust by properly exercising your duties as a director
  • complying with the changes to legislation; Companies Act 2006, s.172

Webinar details

Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018 at 2pm
Hashtag: #DirectorDuties #s.172
Log-in link: We will email you the link once your registration is completed
This webinar is free to attend



Debbie Farman
Managing Director, Jordans Corporate Law

A qualified solicitor with more than 15 years' corporate law experience Debbie’s career includes 10 years in the corporate and private equity teams with Eversheds LLP, an international law firm, in the Cambridge, Paris and London offices. Here she focussed predominantly on mergers, acquisitions and MBOs. Debbie also spent three years on the senior management team as Head of Legal for Vertex Financial Services, a regulated BPO backed by US private equity. In her role, she helped fragment and sell various elements of the business.

Karina James-Wiltshire
Chartered Legal Executive, Jordans Corporate Law

Karina advises clients ranging from small businesses to multi-nationals on a wide variety of company law matters. Her role as Chartered Legal Executive sees her dealing with anything from standard corporate changes through to updating a company's constitution. As well as drafting corporate documents such as LLP constitutions and company resolutions, she also manages company procedures including the re-designation of share capital and company restorations. Karina has an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West of England, was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 2004 and was a graduate of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2011. She became a Fellow and qualified Chartered Legal Executive in 2014.

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Debbie Farman
Managing Director
T: +44 (0)117 918 1221

Karina James-Wiltshire
Chartered Legal Executive
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