The new, 10th edition of Rights and Duties of Directors is a highly practical and comprehensive publication relevant to all company directors and their advisers. It clearly explains the rights and powers of directors and their specific duties as prescribed by company law and legislation. The new edition will cover the following main developments which mainly arise from the 1 October 2009 implementation of provisions in the Companies Act 2006: 1.Ability of directors to have a 'service address' on the public record. 2.Protection of information concerning a director's residential address. 3.Suppression of residential address information currently on public record. 4.Share and share capital changes. 5.A new company names adjudicator. As well as changes derived from CA 2006, the new 10th edition will also include: 1.Changes to reflect updates in employment regulations and best practice, for example repeal of the statutory disciplinary and grievance procedure by the Employment Act 2008 and amendment of flexible working rights for employees. 2.Relevant information from the Shareholders Rights Directive. 3.An update on corporate governance, in particular changes emanating from the FSA's Walker Review.
4.Updates in case law, for example the first prosecution under new corporate manslaughter legislation.
Martha Bruce is a partner at David Venus and Co.