Skip to main content
Become a member


Factsheets

Removal of a director

29 Mar 2017

Unless there is a special provision in the company’s Articles of Association a director cannot be removed from office by the Board, and only the shareholders can remove a director. 

The Articles may provide a procedure for this, otherwise the statutory procedure must be used. The statutory procedure allows any director to be removed by ordinary resolution (i.e. a simple majority of votes), and cannot be excluded by the Articles or by any agreement. However a director who is removed from office may have a claim for compensation, which could be substantial.


This content is for members only.

You can access this factsheet by logging into the website. If you are not yet a member, you can join now by clicking the button below.

Join now  Login


Contact us

020 7451 3100

Business information

Enquire online

(Members only)


Opening hours

9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, excluding UK public holidays