Litigation environment are some of the forces which corporate leaders have to confront and manage on a daily basis under the companies act 2006 alone there are well over 200 offences for which directors in the uk can be held personally liable and there are whole systems of law and regulation both. So concludes a research paper published by the parliament of canada on directors liability under the canada business corporations act it is easy and appealing to regulators to expand the personal liabilities of corporate officers and directors without personal liability incorporation can encourage and reward socially harmful behaviour. Under the protection of the environment operations act 1997 nsw poeo act as well as other environmental legislation director and manager liability for environmental offences is divided into . A director may personally become liable in certain circumstances for breaches of the law by the company if the director was a director of the company at the time the company breached the law in question such liability is called vicarious liability the following lists some of the instances where directors of australian companies may . Liability under environmental legislation may 2001 in brief corporations directors and managers are exposed to a wide range of environmental laws with heavy penalties and few defencespaul lalich looks at the proliferation of laws and penalties driven by public environmental concerns
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