About the Practical Guidance
Get instant access to essential legal information on a range of governance topics with Practical Guidance Governance.
Designed specifically for non-legal professionals, Practical Guidance Governance will help you understand the legal obligations that arise in a governance context and how this law might apply practically to governance tasks. This module features content specifically tailored to the needs of governance professionals.
Manage your risk effectively by understanding legal obligations, staying up to date with any changes and finding answers to your governance questions quickly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- 8 topics
- 26+ subtopics with overviews
- 120+ guidance notes
- 15+ forms and precedents
- Preparing for a governance role - outlining practical guidance for those preparing to accept a director position. This topic provides key guidance on the role of the director.
- Duties and responsibilities - this topic provides succinct and clear summaries on director's legal duties and the broader responsibilities a director has.
- Appointment to the board - this topic sets out guidelines for appointing a director, how a candidate director might assess a company before accepting a role, guidance on a director's contract, and terminating directors.
- Legal identities - this topic outlines the key legal obligations applicable to companies including governance structures within companies, shareholders' rights and liabilities, and key governance documents. Other entity types are considered such as partnerships, sole traders, trading trusts and sole entities.
- Meetings - this topic provides practical guidance relating to holding an effective meeting, and procedures relating to directors' meetings, shareholders' meetings, and trustee meetings.
- Reporting obligations - this topic discusses financial reporting, reporting to shareholders, reporting by NZX listed companies, and other reporting obligations
- Powers and delegation - this topic provides practical guidance about delegating powers in a governance context.
- Sanctions and consequences - this topic addresses the sanctions and consequences that may follow for directors, management and their advisers if involved in breaches of the law. It provides a broad overview into the legislation a company must be aware of and comply with in New Zealand.
- Morison's Company Law (NZ)
- Commercial Applications of Company Law in New Zealand 5ed 2015
- Company Law in New Zealand 2011
- Law Made Easy series - MyLawGuide
- New Zealand Forms and Precedents
- New Zealand Law Reports
- New Zealand Statutes
- New Zealand Regulations
Dennis Murray LLB is CEO of MyLawGuide and formerly CEO of Intuto, a senior executive at CCH, and a business journalist with the NZ Herald and NBR.
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