In the complex field of employment relationships it is vital for employers to ensure that the terms of the relationship is clearly stated from the outset, and that proper mechanisms are put in place to deal with any situation when the parties have to go their separate ways, for whatever reason. This new book will assist the company secretary and directors in the boardroom by providing them with an overview of the legal and practical issues that can arise when hiring senior managers, and managing their exit if and when they leave the company. Part One deals with the formation of the executive relationship in line with current legislation and under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006. Part Two looks at boardroom dynamics and the breakdown of the executive relationship, and looks at the practicalities of managing the exit of a senior member of the team. Part Three is an extensive library of specimen documents. Practical tips and checklists are provided throughout.