Directors' powers and duties


Directors' powers and duties


Download Front matter, Contents, Table of Cases, Table of Legislation (2.48 MB) (2.5 MB)

Download Preface (193 KB) (193 KB)

Download Chapter 1: The role of the Director (1.71 MB) (1.7 MB)

Download Chapter 2: Appointment, removal and restrictions on appointment of directors (538 KB) (538 KB)

Download Chapter 3: Directors' powers of management and control: Division of power between directors and general meeting (414 KB) (414 KB)

Download Chapter 4: The duties of Directors: The fiduciary relationship (163 KB) (163 KB)

Download Chapter 5: Duty to act honestly and in the best interests of the company (530 KB) (530 KB)

Download Chapter 6: Conflicts between personal interests and duty to the company (962 KB) (962 KB)

Download Chapter 7: Directors' powers: Their purposes and abuse (645 KB) (645 KB)

Download Chapter 8: Directors' duties of care, skill and diligence (400 KB) (400 KB)

Download Chapter 9: Remedies and enforcement of Director's duties (1.23 MB) (1.2 MB)

Download Chapter 10: Directors' financial relatiionship with the company (651 KB) (651 KB)

Download Chapter 11: Defaulting Directors (770 KB) (770 KB)

Download Chapter 12: Oppression or unfairness by controllers (694 KB) (694 KB)

Download Chapter 13: The shareholders' remedy of winding up the company (451 KB) (451 KB)

Download Index (170 KB) (170 KB)


Corporate law relating to company management is gaining much greater prominence than ever before. This book discusses the various duties of company directors to their companies and to the shareholders and creditors. It also describes their powers, and the remedies and enforcement procedures available where they have abused their power, defaulted, or failed to act in accordance with their duties to the company.

The author discusses practical situtations and uses comparative statutory provisions and cases to give perspective and suggest possible solutions to corporate law problems.

This book will satisfy the law student's need for a clear and thematic treatment of the law, and the practitioner's and company director's needs for comprehensive and readable coverage of major topics and a ready reference to practical aspects of the law.



Publication Date



Longman Cheshire


Melbourne, Australia


corporate governance, directors of corporations, law


Business Organizations Law | Law


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Directors' powers and duties