82 Inspection of records
(1) A director of a company is entitled, on giving reasonable notice, to inspect the documents and records of the company in written or electronic form without charge and at any reasonable time specified by such director and to make copies of or take extracts from the documents and records.
(2) A member is entitled, on giving written notice to the company, to inspect-
(a) copies of the memorandum and articles;
(b) the register of members or a copy thereof;
(c) the register of directors or a copy thereof;
(d) the register of charges maintained under section 137 or a copy thereof;
[Para (e) repealed by Companies (Amendment) Act 2009 s 30(a).]
and to make copies of or take extracts from the documents and records.
(2A) In any of the circumstances specified in subsection (2B), a member is entitled, on giving written notice to the company-
(a) to inspect the accounting records maintained under section 80, or a copy thereof; and
(b) to make copies of or take extracts from the documents and records.
[Subs (2A) inserted by Companies (Amendment) Act 2009 s 30(b).]
(2B) These are the circumstances referred to in subsection (2A)-
(a) the articles of the company expressly provide for the inspection by the member of the accounting records and for the making of copies of or the taking of extracts from such documents and records;
(b) a demand has been made under section 80A(1) and the company has failed to prepare financial statements within the period specified in section 80A(3); or
(c) the member has requested the permission of the directors to inspect the accounting records and the directors have agreed to allow the member to inspect such records.
[Subs (2B) inserted by Companies (Amendment) Act 2009 s 30(b).]
(3) Officers of the Commission and the Attorney General (or any person authorised in writing by the Attorney General) shall also have the rights of inspection set out in subsection (1) and in addition shall have the right to inspect any records maintained by the registered agent under section 78(3).