Shareholders’ Ordinary Resolution – Removal of Auditors
The shareholders of a company may remove an auditor from office at any time
by passing an ordinary resolution at a general meeting in accordance with
section 510 of the Companies Act 2006. Note that this cannot be done by
written resolution. This document includes the wording that should be used
in such a resolution.
The process to remove a director is similar to that required to remove a
director from office, i.e. the general meeting should be convened on
special notice. Notice of the resolution must be given to the company at
least 28 clear days before the meeting (see Special Notice of resolution to
It is not a requirement to notify Companies House where the auditor resigns
or is removed from office. The Companies Act 2006 expressly reserves the
rights of any person removed from office under section 510 to compensation
or damages payable to him/her in respect of the termination of his/her
appointment as auditor.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document
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