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The Companies Act 2006, s 250 (CA 2006) defines directors as including ‘any person occupying the position of director, by whatever name called’. Accordingly, the definition of ‘director’ in CA 2006 is wide enough to include an alternate director. Accordingly, the provisions relating to directors apply to alternate directors as well as to other directors. See further commentary from Buckley on the Companies Acts.
There is no power in the CA 2006 for a director to appoint an alternate, but such power is often included in a company’s articles of association (see for example, regulations 25–27 of the Model articles—public company—after 28 April 2013 and articles 2
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Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
There are two kinds of burden:•the legal burden, and•the evidential burdenThe legal burdenA party has the legal (sometimes called ‘the persuasive’) burden where the onus is on that party to prove a fact or issue in a case to the required standard of proof.The legal burden is generally on the
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