In-House Lawyers as Shadow Directors: Managing and Protecting Your Legal Role

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CPD Points 1

Competency
  • C3: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (1)

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Published August 2016. Reviewed September 2021 (next review due August 2022)

Tim Kavenagh will examine the law in relation to shadow and de facto directors and draw on his role as in-house counsel at two different mining companies to give some practical tips on how not to stray into a director’s role.

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In-House Lawyers as Shadow Directors: Managing and Protecting Your Legal Role

Tim Kavenagh is a senior resources, native title and litigation lawyer with over 30 years’ experience as both a private practitioner and as in-house counsel.

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Published August 2016. Reviewed September 2021 (next review due August 2022)

Tim Kavenagh will examine the law in relation to shadow and de facto directors and draw on his role as in-house counsel at two different mining companies to give some practical tips on how not to stray into a director’s role.

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The law in relation to ‘shadow directors’ and ‘de facto directors’ is reasonable well settled. However, just as we are often reminded of our professional duties it is useful to be reminded of the danger of crossing the line from carrying out a professional role and straying into a role that may give rise to other more onerous duties. Tim Kavenagh will examine the law in relation to shadow and de facto directors and draw on his role as in-house counsel at two different mining companies to give some practical tips on how not to stray into a director’s role.