Topic: Duty to act within powers (section 171 Companies Act 2006).

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TASK
By referring to relevant legislation and case law, critically discuss the following duty
of a director of a company:
Duty to act within powers (section 171 Companies Act 2006).
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
• Capacity to demonstrate detailed knowledge and clear and accurate
understanding of the relevant area of legal study
• Capacity to critically discuss relevant case law
• Capacity to communicate effectively information and ideas

Type of assignment-Essay
Subject-Business
Pages / words-4 / 1000
Number of sources-3
Academic level-Undergraduate
Paper format-Harvard
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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