Thursday, 18 September 2014

Directors learn the ropes

More than 30 company directors took the opportunity to hear from the experts at a special breakfast briefing in Telford.

Leading commercial law barristers, Mohammed Zaman QC and Shakil Najib, were the guest speakers at the presentation hosted by local law firm, Martin-Kaye Solicitors, at their offices in Euston Way.

The event was called: “Directors – Do You Know Your Duties?”, and the aim was to help anyone taking a seat at the boardroom table fully understand the responsibility they were being given.

Martin-Kaye commercial lawyer Andrew Oranjuik said feedback from the delegates who took part had been incredibly positive, and they had already asked the firm to deliver more events in the future.

“Our speakers certainly created a lively and vibrant atmosphere on the day, and delegates were impressed by their wide ranging knowledge and expertise. Many people take on the mantle of ‘company director’ without appreciating fully what the title involved, and they underestimate the need to keep up with ever-changing legislation.

“Our guests were certainly left in no doubt about what they were letting themselves in for, and heard that failing to comply with the rules could ultimately bring some very serious consequences.”

Andrew said Martin-Kaye Solicitors had deliberately restricted the number of places at the seminar so that everyone taking part had the chance to play an interactive part.

“It’s important for us that delegates are able to interact directly with our guest speakers, in order to learn as much as they possibly can while they’re with us – too many delegates sometimes means it is difficult to make your voice heard.”

The law firm is now planning a schedule of future events based on topics requested by delegates including corporate manslaughter and health and safety issues.