The Chartered Governance Institute has produced guidance on company directors’ general duties under the Companies Act 2006.

The guidance can be found here (ICSA free subscription required):

In summary, the document includes guidance on the following:

  • The duty to act within powers
  • The duty to promote the success of the company
  • The duty to exercise independent judgment
  • The duty to exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence
  • The duty to avoid conflicts of interest
  • The duty not to accept benefits from third parties
  • The duty to declare an interest in a proposed transaction or arrangement
  • The declaration of interest in existing transaction or arrangement
  • Consequences of breach of duty

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