The Company Director's Desktop Guide Edition 14

April 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    3rd April 2018
  • ISBN 9781854189028
  • Language English
  • Pages 530 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9"

The Company Director’s Desktop Guide is an indispensable source of reference on all areas of company law and practice for directors in every type of organization. It provides essentially practical, jargon-free guidance on every aspect of a director’s duties drawn from the author’s considerable experience.

Directors and managers are confronted with rapidly changing and increasing legislative requirements – at last count British companies were subject to some 22,000 different statutes. Remaining fully conversant with all the obligations, responsibilities and liabilities demanded under Company – and all the other – laws can therefore be a struggle for even the most diligent director or company secretary.

This book explains those responsibilities and obligations in clear terms, emphasizing what the law means in practice, how to implement it and how best to minimize risk and avoid potential penalties.

As well as being completely revised and updated, the 14th edition of this popular title now includes new and detailed guidance on practical aspects of:

- Exploring liability on former owners following company disposal
- Highlighting the breaches of Corporate Governance
- Identifying new Data Protection requirements from 2018
- Protecting the corporate body from breaching new tax evasion requirements
- Implementing the changed requirements on Audit
- Considering using technology to improve AGM effectiveness
- New reporting requirements for the strategic report
... and much more.

1 The nature of the beast
2. A rose by any other name
3. Scaling the peak
4. Board members – and others – beware
5. The risk business
6. ‘Ill met’ – without method
7. A meeting’s two key players – The Chairman and Secretary
8. Board without boredom
9. An Inspector calls
10. Setting an example
11. ‘He who communicates leads’
12. Meeting the owners
13. ‘Write a better book’
14. No such thing as bad publcity
15. Managing the property assets
16. ‘A personal viewpoint’
17. ‘Comparability and consultation’
18. ‘Directing now’

David M. Martin

David M. Martin runs his own successful consultancy and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Directors. He is a regular seminar and conference speaker and has written over 60 business books. He helped set up and wrote several best selling titles as well as several others for the ICSA "One Stop" series. His latest books, The Instant Company Secretary, The Company Directors Desktop Guide, and The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management, are all published by Thorogood.