Directors: comparison between Companies Act 2006 and 1985

A note outlining the changes to the law on directors under the Companies Act 2006 (2006 Act). For a link to the 2006 Act, see Companies Act 2006: publication of final text. For general background to the 2006 Act, see Practice note, Companies Act 2006: materials.

Most of Part 10 (a company's directors) came into force on 1 October 2007, other than: (1) provisions relating to directors' conflict of interest duties, declarations of interest in existing transactions or arrangements, and underage and natural directors, which came into force on 1 October 2008; and (2) provisions relating to the register of directors, including directors' residential addresses, which came into force on 1 October 2009.

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