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. No prior knowledge 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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