Company Secretarial Practice for Support Staff

What exactly is a company? How is it set up, how does it work – and what role does the company secretarial team play? This course offers a thorough grounding in the rules and principles of company law, the context within which the secretariat undertakes its work, and the whys and wherefores of routine but vital tasks – including filing, contracts and other documentation, year-end obligations and accounts. Delegates are expected to finish the course with a greater understanding of the activities that company secretaries routinely undertake.

The course makes extensive use of practical examples and exercises to underpin the theory. No prior knowledge of governance or company secretarial practice is assumed.

Course details

Trainer: Andrew Hamer and Gabrielle Williams Hamer
Type: Full day
Location: ICSA, Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS


  • Introduction to company law
  • The company secretary
  • Shares, capital and the stock exchange
  • Statutory books, forms and documents
  • The role, duties and liabilities of directors
  • Shareholder meetings.

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the legal and regulatory framework underpinning the work of the company secretariat
  • The confidence to make a more effective personal contribution to the company secretarial team
  • Techniques and tips on the execution of key compliance tasks, including filing statutory documents, keeping registers and organising the company AGM.

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