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Part VI Public Interest and Insolvency Proceedings, 35 Criminal Liability of Directors

Clare Sibson KC

From: Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies (4th Edition)

Edited By: Mark Arnold KC, Simon Mortimore KC

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 July 2024

Criminal proceedings — Insider dealing — Misleading impressions — Approved person — Conduct of business regulation — Regulated persons

This chapter focuses on the criminal liability of directors while focusing on their ordinary financial and fiduciary obligations. It highlights how an individual becomes liable for criminal conviction if he acts as a principal or secondary party to it. Company directors appear before the criminal courts in connection with the conduct of their working lives on charges as varied as false accounting, harassment, corruption, and assault. The chapter elaborates on the liabilities concerning fraud, theft, forgery, corruption, insider dealing, Insolvency Act offences and Companies Act offences. It also expounds on the extent of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA).

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