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Types of authority to act on behalf of a company

Types of authority to act on behalf of a companyWhen you do business with another company, you want to make sure that the person you are dealing with has the authority act so that any contract you enter into is valid. We take you through the points t... Read more

Shareholder written resolution to ratify director's breach of duty

Shareholder written resolution to ratify director's breach of dutyEven when a director has acted in breach of duty, their company may decide to excuse and legitimise their actions. Shareholder approvalWhen a director is in breach of duty the company w... Read more

Board decisions checklist

Board decisions checklistBoard decisions can be made in one of three ways: at a meeting, by written resolution or informally. Whatever method is used, use our checklist to make sure the decisions are valid.Decisions, decisionsBoard decisions are usua... Read more

Disqualification summary

Disqualification summaryDirectors can be disqualified from office for a range of reasons. Use our summary to make sure that your board is aware of what can give rise to disqualification and what to do if a person is disqualified. When can a director ... Read more

Shareholder meeting timetable

Shareholder meeting timetableThere are many deadlines surrounding a shareholder meeting. Use our timetable to help you keep track.DeadlinesMost of the deadlines set out in the timetable are found in the Companies Act 2006. Check your company's article... Read more

Delegation of directorial powers

Delegation of directorial powersThere are different ways in which the powers and functions of the board or an individual director can be delegated. Use our checklist to make sure the delegation is valid. Delegation of board's powersIt is common for a ... Read more

Appointing an alternate director

Appointing an alternate directorIf permitted by the company's articles, directors can appoint an alternative to stand in their place. When is this sort of delegation appropriate and how do you go about it?What is an alternate director?An alternate dir... Read more

Written resolution on shareholder requisition

Written resolution on shareholder requisitionMost written resolutions are proposed by the board. The Companies Act 2006 also enables shareholders to require the board to circulate a written resolution. Our models show you how this can be done and how... Read more

Written resolution procedure

Written resolution procedurePassing a shareholder resolution using the written resolution procedure is a convenient alternative to calling a shareholder meeting. We take you through the process.Written resolution or meeting?In many cases, obtaining s... Read more

Written resolution to approve substantial property transaction

Written resolution to approve substantial property transactionThe shareholders' consent is required for "substantial property transactions" between a director and the company. In most cases, a written resolution will be the easiest way of achieving this... Read more
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