Directors’ Dilemmas – Liability

A proprietary limited company is a useful business structure that limits liability. However, did you know that there are circumstances where Directors can be liable for certain acts of a company?

This webinar will analyse the case of HASHTAG BURGERS PTY LTD and Others v IN-N-OUT BURGERS, INC to examine when directors might be liable for misleading or deceptive conduct, passing off or trade mark infringement. The presenters will also delve into directors liability for penalties and the possibility of director disqualification under the Australian Consumer Law for things such as misleading representations and unconscionable conduct. This session will then conclude by covering methods of protection for directors and limitations to those available protections.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding director liabilities and risk
  • How to mitigate personal liability
  • What to look for in a Deed of Indemnity
  • What to ask for under any Directors and Officers indemnity insurance policy

The Presenters

Amy Bishop, Senior Associate
DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Amy is an accomplished commercial lawyer with the added skill set of being a registered trade mark attorney. A pivotal member of DW Fox Tucker’s tax and intellectual property teams, she acts for numerous clients assisting them to achieve success through sound business structuring which is both tax-effective and enhances intellectual property protection.

Marianna Danby, Associate
DW Fox Tucker Lawyers

Marianna, affectionately known as “Anni” to her clients and colleagues, is a rising star in DW Fox Tucker’s corporate and commercial team. Anni’s main focus is helping businesses achieve their desired objectives by giving invaluable guidance on complex legal issues involving leasing, licensing and intellectual property.

Date & Time

Thursday 20 May 2021


Online – Link to be sent prior to the webinar.


No charge – event provided compliments of DW Fox Tucker Lawyers


By Wednesday 19 May 2021

We look forward to you joining us.


Amy Bishop

Amy Bishop
Senior Associate
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