Journal article

Pursuit Revisited

Rosemary Langford

Journal of Equity | LexisNexis | Published : 2020


Some Australian cases concerning company directors have required pursuit of a conflict (rather than real sensible possibility of conflict) in order to found breach of the duty to avoid conflicts. It has been shown elsewhere that real sensible possibility of conflict is more suitable as a baseline standard. However, it is possible that the concept of pursuit may explain or organise categories of cases and requirements relating to conflicted directors. This article critically analyses the suitability of adopting pursuit as an organising principle in the context of competing directorships, situations in which positive requirements are imposed on conflicted directors, actual conflicts (in the se..

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