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  • Act amendment to earlier affecting provision S.I. 2008/373 reg. 11(1) by S.I. 2013/1971 reg. 9(a) (This amendment not applied to legislation.gov.uk. Amending Regulations revoked (1.10.2013) without ever being in force by S.I. 2013/2224, reg. 2)
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260Derivative claimsE+W+S+N.I.

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(1)This Chapter applies to proceedings in England and Wales or Northern Ireland by a member of a company—

(a)in respect of a cause of action vested in the company, and

(b)seeking relief on behalf of the company.

This is referred to in this Chapter as a “derivative claim”.

(2)A derivative claim may only be brought—

(a)under this Chapter, or

(b)in pursuance of an order of the court in proceedings under section 994 (proceedings for protection of members against unfair prejudice).

(3)A derivative claim under this Chapter may be brought only in respect of a cause of action arising from an actual or proposed act or omission involving negligence, default, breach of duty or breach of trust by a director of the company.

The cause of action may be against the director or another person (or both).

(4)It is immaterial whether the cause of action arose before or after the person seeking to bring or continue the derivative claim became a member of the company.

(5)For the purposes of this Chapter—

(a)director” includes a former director;

(b)a shadow director is treated as a director; and

(c)references to a member of a company include a person who is not a member but to whom shares in the company have been transferred or transmitted by operation of law.

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C1Ss. 260-269 modified (22.2.2008) by The Northern Rock plc Transfer Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/432), art. 17(1), Sch. para. 2(m)

C2Ss. 260-269 modified (8.00 a.m. on 29.9.2008) by the The Bradford & Bingley plc Transfer of Securities and Property etc. Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2546), art. 13(1)(3), Sch. 1 para. 2(m)

C3Ss. 260-269 modified (9.30 a.m. on 7.10.2008) by The Heritable Bank plc Transfer of Certain Rights and Liabilities Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2644), art. 26, Sch. 2 para. 2(m)

C4Ss. 260-269 modified (retrospective to 30.3.2009 at 8.00 a.m.) by The Amendments to Law (Resolution of Dunfermline Building Society) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/814), arts. 1(2), 7, Sch. para. 2(m)

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