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The reasons why a director may not have attended or otherwise taken part in board meetings may be various. However in this context it is assumed that the particular board meetings have been properly called and convened, that the director in question has been given proper notice of the time, form and agenda for the meeting, and that any other arrangements relating to the holding of the meeting, whether set down in the articles or elsewhere, have been complied with. It is generally accepted that the directors may regulate their meetings as they think fit, and there is wide scope for variation as regards location, regularity, and the specifics of the meeting itself, again, subject to the articles or other arrangements specified.
Directors are collectively responsible for the management of the company and board meetings are considered a fundamental aspect of corporate proceedings; see Practice Note: Powers of directors. Part 2 of Model Articles indicate typical practice as regards the calling and holding of board meetings, the ability of directors to delegate and other such matters relating to company management.
The Model Articles enable board meetings to be held in multiple locations (see articles 9 and 10). The Model Articles do not actually specify the means for holding such board meetings, but permit such meetings to be held, s
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What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of association, and•any resolutions and agreements affecting a company’s constitutionThe CA 2006 definition of 'constitution' is not exhaustive and also
BREXIT: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on
Community order requirementsCommunity order requirements are set out in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003), as amended by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO 2012) and the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA 2014). Criminal Justice Act 2003, s 152(2)
Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes to prevent the legal owner from unconscionably denying the beneficial interest of another (known as the institutional constructive trust)•the
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