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Consent to act as Director Template

UK company law requires that at any time when an officer (i.e. a director or company secretary) is being appointed, a statement is made to the effect that they have consented to act in that capacity. Read more
Legislation GB-EAW
Topics Updated by a lawyer: 21 Dec 2023

Appointment of director or secretary

Actions when appointing: When a director or company secretary is appointed to a company, there are a number of actions the company will need to take. This includes filing the change with Companies House and issuing a director's service agreement (for executive directors) or a letter of appointment (for non-executive directors). You should also hold a board meeting to confirm the appointment - our board minutes template can be used to document the decision made at the board meeting.

Make sure you get consent to act: In addition to the actions above, it is a legal requirement of UK company law that at any time an officer (in other words, a director or company secretary) is being appointed, a statement is made to the effect that they have consented to act in that capacity - that's where this consent to act as director template comes in.

What does this consent to act as director template include?

Purpose of letter of consent: The company will require a letter of consent from each director and company secretary, confirming that they accept the appointment and have agreed to act as an officer.

Key provisions: This consent to act as director template is intended to ensure that no one can be appointed without their knowledge and without having considered the obligations placed on them as an officer of the company. This is because officers have a number of legal duties under UK company law that they should be aware of and consider before accepting any appointment.

Other provisions: The consent to act as director template will also provide confirmation that the director or company secretary is suitable to act in the applicable role and has not been disqualified. This consent to act as director template is provided by someone who is proposing to act as a director or company secretary (or both) to provide evidence that such consent has been given.

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Legislation GB-EAW
Topics Updated by a lawyer: 21 Dec 2023

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