The failure of a society, its officers, directors or senior employees to abide by society legislation, its own rules, or any other legal duties borne by the society, can lead to civil or criminal sanctions being imposed. This can include the loss of office for officers and directors, and ultimately their disqualification.
On 6 April 2014 the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 was extended to cover societies. This means that a management committee member of a society can be disqualified from serving as a member of a management committee of any society, or being the director of a company, for a period specified by a court order, or some other form of legally binding undertaking.
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