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Companies Act 2006

Section 253: Members of a director’s family

471.This section sets out those members of a director’s family who fall within the definition of persons connected with the director. The list includes all those family members currently falling within the definition of connected person in section 346 of the 1985 Act, and in addition it covers:

  • the director’s parents;

  • children or step-children of the director who are over 18 years old (those under 18 were already included under section 346 of the 1985 Act);

  • persons with whom the director lives as partner in an enduring family relationship; and

  • children or step-children of the director’s unmarried partner if they live with the director and are under 18 years of age.

472.This implements the Law Commissions’ recommendation that the definition of connected person be extended so as to include cohabitants, infant children of the cohabitant if they live with the director, adult children of the director and the director’s parents. The recommendation that the definition be extended to siblings has not been implemented.

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