Published on 18 Oct 12
by TASMANIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
Many professional advisers, including accountants and lawyers are lulled, lured, tempted, persuaded or cajoled into becoming directors of private
companies controlled by clients or other stakeholders.
This paper examines:
- the nature and extent of the duties and obligations of directors
- the impact of the Centro and James Hardie decisions best practice for corporate governance
- tips and traps for first- time directors.
Matthew Pawson CTA
Matthew is the CEO of Levis Stace & Cooper, Lawyers in Devonport and formerly the Managing Director of Rae & Partners and Managing Partner of Peter Worrall Lawyers. He has been practising as a commercial lawyer for in excess of 15 years. Matthew specialises in complex commercial and property transactions, business structuring, corporations law, succession planning, estate planning and tax advice, and has advised many businesses and community organisations about corporate governance issues. After being appointed to the Tasmanian State Council of The Tax Institute, Matthew served as State Chair in 2012-13 and has contributed to the organisation and running of numerous CPD events offered by The Tax Institute in Tasmania. During the period 2010-1015, Matthew completed six years' service as a National Councillor where he variously held the positions of National Treasurer, Chair of the Information Products Working Group and member of the Investment and Audit Committees of The Tax Institute. Matthew was recently elected as The Tax Institute National Vice President for 2016. Matthew is also a regular presenter for the Law Society of Tasmania on GST and other commercial law and practice management topics and a guest lecturer for the University of Tasmania Postgraduate Legal Practice Training program. Current at 17 February 2016
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