As a director you are under a duty to act in the best interests of the company and its shareholders. However, once you form the view that the company is in financial difficulties or is irredeemably insolvent, your duty is to act in the interest of the company's creditors. Failure to comply with this duty can expose directors to the risk of personal liability for the company creditors losses following it's insolvency.

Common claims that can be brought against directors are:

It is very important to seek advice sooner rather than later.

At Sydney Mitchell we are able to assist you with clear practical advice in all of the above claims.

For advice on any of the above matters please contact

Leanne Schneider-Rose, Partner and Head of Restructuring and Insolvency

or Associate, Heleena Gandham

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