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Why Should a Board of Directors Have a Conflict of Interest Policy?

Conflict of interest is a deceptively simple concept – the basic idea…

Private Companies: Company Secretaries, the Chairman and Corporate Governance

The company secretary is responsible, under UK law, to advise the chairman on corporate governance.

Board Resolutions in Writing and Board Portals

UK boards may use written resolutions and pass decisions using digital communications. These require a…

UK – Large Private Companies and the Corporate Governance Opportunity

For the first time, large, privately held businesses in the UK must comply with corporate…

The Role of the General Counsel in Corporate Governance

There is a growing trend in the UK to separate the function…

Why Is Corporate Governance Important?

Corporate governance is about enabling organisations to achieve their goals, control risks and assuring compliance.

Company Secretaries of Private Companies and Board Effectiveness

On January 1, 2019, the largest companies in the UK must begin applying corporate governance…

6 Pain Points For Achieving Good Corporate Governance & How To Overcome Them

In the UK, corporate governance is evolving very rapidly, and boards must implement the changes…

Paperless Boards are a healthy prescription for NHS Boards

The National Health Service knows it has a paper problem. In 2013, newly appointed Health…

How Boards Can Manage Conflict Of Interest Issues

Under UK law, any member of a board of directors must avoid any situation in…