Companies House have updated the model articles for companies to remove the clauses that “provided that a director’s appointment could be ceased if ‘by reason of that person’s mental health, a court makes an order which wholly or partly prevents that person from personally exercising any powers or rights which that person would otherwise have’.” The model articles as amended by the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 apply by default to private limited and public companies incorporated on or after 28 April 2013. The previous model articles continue to apply to those companies incorporated before that date. There is no requirement to remove the clause, however a company may wish to do so. If a company wishes to remove it, the members can pass a special resolution to either amend the company’s articles or adopt model articles. If a company chooses to adopt model articles in their entirety (either on incorporation or subsequently), it does not need to send a copy of the articles to Companies House. Links to the article can be found here.