The Company Directors Desktop Guide / Edition 4

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The Company Director’s Desktop Guide is an indispensable source of reference on all areas of UK company law and practice for directors in every type of organization. It provides expert but also practical, jargon-free advice on every aspect of the role.

Directors face a minefield of obligations and liabilities—these are now more numerous and more complex. The newest Companies Act comes into full force in 2008 and all directors need to be very aware of some crucial changes to the law which significantly affect their liabilities.

This new edition has been fully updated and revised to take account of all the latest changes to British law and practice. It includes new material on: employee comparability and consultation, including part time employees and fixed term contract personnel; accounting for human assets; the operating and financial review; corporate social responsibility.

Thorogood Desktop Guides are a practical source of reference, guidance, techniques and best practice—packed with checklists, charts, do’s and don’ts, summaries, special tips and case studies.

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"David Martin's Desktop Guide is a comprehensive handbook, detailing how company and other legislation affects company directors... It is a tribute to Martin's concise style as well as indicative of the ever-increasing amount of legislation, that there is very little fat in its nearly 500 pages... I have come across many books that have purported to cover similar ground, but most fail by being either too smiplistic to be of practical value, or too academic and wordy to sustain the attention of the reader. The Desktop Guide succeeds where its rivals fail, by focusing on the details that matter to directors. It is an excellent guide to what you are getting yourself in for, if you accept that tap on the shoulder."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854186041
  • Publisher: Thorogood
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 470

Meet the Author

David M. Martin has many years' experience as a listed PLC Company Director and Secretary, consultant and author. For the last 19 years he has run his own consultancy—Buddenbrook—carrying out projects for a range of clients, large and small. He is a regular seminar speaker and author of over 35 books including The Company Secretary (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries) and The Company Director's Desktop Guide and Discrimination Law and Employment Issues (Thorogood).
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