• Excellent overview, good detail, well organised, many thanks.




    K. G.
    Lensbury Ltd
  • Very thorough with a lot of information to take away.



    J. T.
    DHL Exel
  • Very useful and very enjoyable. The presentation of the course and its structure ensured that I learnt a lot.

    S.V.
    Wellington Primary School
  • This was an extremely well presented and relevant course. A very enjoyable day.


    L. R.
    Runnett & Co, Solictors
  • A very valuable course and a very enjoyable day. Worth every penny!


    P.L.
    Source Software Ltd

Discounts

Reductions are available for companies booking multiple places on the same course (same date):

2 places £60 off the total
3 places £120 off the total
4 places £240 off the total
5 places £340 off the total

The Company Secretary: a practical & essential guide

Course Overview

Regardless of their size all companies must comply with company law. Somebody at Board level (Director or Company Secretary) must ensure such compliance - or risk a range of penalties. In the event of breach, there are onerous sanctions and, in addition, the directors may have personal liability.

The latest Companies Act is now fully in force - and is already subject to considerable change. Those responsible for running companies need to understand both the original law and the changes - all of which are addressed during our popular one-day seminar.

Although for LTD companies appointing a Company Secretary may be optional, compliance with legal requirements is compulsory. If no Company Secretary is appointed, a board member must undertake the duties - 'the buck stops in the Boardroom'!

This seminar is essentially PRACTICAL concentrating on what needs to be done rather than the dictates of the law. It is a comprehensive guide to whoever is performing the Company Secretarial duties whether they need an update or are new to these obligations.

You will receive comprehensive user-friendly notes on items covered (including examples of policies and procedures) and handouts (including Safety and Vehicle folders) together with practical advice and guidance on recent case law and you are invited to ask questions on matters of individual concern.

The session is presented by David Martin, formerly Director and Company Secretary of one of the top 250 listed Plc's, who now works as a consultant on company secretarial and employment matters and is well-known as a writer and speaker on these subjects. His approach is clear, friendly and say previous attendees, enjoyable.

Numbers are restricted to allow a maximum number of individual questions and concerns to be covered.

The Course fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.

A Certificate of Attendance is issued on completion of this course.

Timetable: The course will begin promptly at 9.30am and end at approximately 4.45pm, with breaks for refreshments and lunch.

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In-house Courses

Do you have over 8 people in your organisation wishing to attend the same course?

If the answer is yes, an In-house Course closer to home, could be the most cost effective training option for you.

Course Content

The Company as a legal person

  • Concept and definition, the veil of incorporation
  • Types of companies - LTD, PLC, CIC and CIO
  • Re-registration (converting LTD to PLC and vice versa)
  • The Constitution (for existing and new companies)
  • Employment and employee companies

New Obligations

  • Unlimited liability of the directors and others ('officers')
  • Human rights and Greenhouse Gas emissions reporting
  • Legal compliance - if no Company Secretary who ensures?
  • The Bribery Act
  • Charging assets (the latest rules) - and register abolition
  • Safety issues and the Manslaughter Acts

Statutory records

  • The statutory books - compilation, preservation
  • Location - and rights of access and inspection by owners and others
  • The Company Seal - or signing as 'deeds'
  • Corporate security and protection
  • Persons of Significant Control - 2015 register for all companies

Owners meetings

  • New obligations re Strategic/Annual Reports
  • The AGM and the EGM
  • Giving notice, proxies, calling and taking polls
  • Resolutions - ordinary, special, extraordinary, written, etc
  • Minutes - as documents of record and officer protection

Directors

  • Definition, Qualification - and disqualification
  • Appointment - contracts / induction / evaluation
  • Status - employee and officer, or what?
  • Types of directors
  • 'Shadow' directors, 'holding oneself out' as a director
  • The developing '7 explicit duties'
  • Conflicts of interests - declaration and updating
  • Retirement, rotation and removal
  • 'Wrongful' and 'fraudulent' trading, indemnities and insurance

Board meetings

  • Right to notice
  • Voting, resolutions and dissent
  • Minutes - legal obligation to take and preserve
  • Allotting, recording and transferring shares
  • Right to refuse to transfer


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Dates, Locations + Fees

Dates to be announced

Discounts

Reductions are available for companies booking multiple places on the same course (same date):
  • 2 places £60 off the total
  • 3 places £120 off the total
  • 4 places £240 off the total
  • 5 places £340 off the total

* (+VAT) per person.

Testimonials

Very informative course with very valuable take-home information - Thank You! K.S. Antix Labs Ltd
Very good course - very impressed. A.C. Grass Roots
Excellent course. Examples helped to put into perspective and helped me to remember the points. P.F. ABN Amro Commercial Finance
Excellent comprehensive and practical coverage of subject. M.B. Bishopscourt Group
David is a superb clear presenter. The course was excellent, very good value for money & enjoyable. J.O. Consort Medical PLC

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