Fiduciary Duties most often forgotten

Posted in Category(ies):  Directors
Kathryn Maybury

Posted by Kathryn Maybury on Wednesday, 2 March 2022

A post by Kathryn Maybury | Managing Director | KOMSEC Limited | Company Secretarial Services | Corporate Governance | Compliance |

Tel: +353 (0) 1 2107595 Email: kmaybury@komsec.ie

 

 

 

Change of address – in our experience this is one of the most neglected areas of compliance. Directors and Company Secretaries are notoriously forgetful when it comes to notifying any change in address.

 

Location of statutory registers – failure to notify current location of statutory registers, in our experience, primarily occurs where the Company Secretary is an individual and is less likely to occur when the Company Secretary is a corporate body. Perhaps it is a case of out of sight, out of mind!

 

Appointing a Director – is there a checklist in place when appointing a Director? A common mistake is not checking the Company’s Constitution. A Constitution may contain a clause declaring the minimum and maximum number of directors in the company. The Company may also have a Shareholders Agreement in place which could also include a minimum/maximum number of Directors.   Companies with both a Constitution and Shareholders Agreement need to ensure the minimum/maximum number is the same in both documents.

 

All of the above can be managed by ensuring the relevant statutory registers are current, changes are filed in the Companies Registration Office and (if applicable) in the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership.

 

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