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Company Secretarial Practice for PLCs

A practical one-day course examining company secretary duties and responsibilities in a public listed company

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

The company secretariat in a listed business faces a multitude of legal and regulatory challenges. This intensive course offers a practical guide to some of those challenges, combining a detailed look at the law and regulation which determine the secretary’s work with exercises designed to enable delegates to put theory into practice.

The programme starts with a look at the statutory role and core duties of the company secretary, moving on to explore the secretary’s work in such key areas as working with the board and its various committees; compliance with the listing, disclosure and transparency rules; regulation and best practice in corporate governance; share plans and other executive incentives; managing investor relations and year-end matters. 

Who is the course for?
Anyone with some company secretarial experience within a listed PLC or about to move into a listed environment.

Course highlights

  • Role and duties of the company secretary
  • The board and committees
  • The Listing, Disclosure and Transparency Rules
  • Corporate governance
  • The year-end and general meetings

What will you get out of it?

  • An understanding of the statutory framework underpinning the role of the company secretarial function within a listed business
  • An opportunity to explore real-world examples of the secretarial team’s work, and to put theory into practice
  • Techniques and tips for a number of key secretarial tasks – from taking minutes at board meetings to managing share plans and planning general meetings
  • Six months’ free affiliate membership of ICSA on attending this course. This gives you opportunities to extend your learning through regular briefings and the knowledge base, benefit from exclusive discounts on further training and publications and extend your network. Discover more.

Upgrade to a Professional Development Award

This course forms part of the ICSA Professional Development Award in Company Law and Compliance in Listed Companies.

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Programme

09:00 Registration
09:15 Role and duties of the company secretary
  • Statutory requirements
  • The real-life role
  • Conflicts and problem areas
  • Core duties
10:00 The board and committees
  • Role of the board and committees
  • Terms of reference
  • Planning
  • Attending the meeting and taking minutes
10:45 Tea/coffee
11:00 The Listing Regime
  • Listing framework and overview
  • Continuing obligations
  • Inside information
  • Announcements
  • Financial reporting
  • Case study
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Corporate governance
  • Background to and contents of the UK corporate governance code, plus recent developments
14:00

Non financial reporting and corporate responsibility

  • The strategic report; social, ethical and environmental issues - (speaker: Tony Hoskins)

15:00 Tea/coffee
15:15 The year end and general meetings
  • Planning and practical issues
16:00 Questions and answers
16:15 Close

Trainers

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS

Lorraine Young BSc FCIS

Following a successful career in the City, Lorraine set up her own company secretarial practice in 2003 which provides advisory services to a wide variety of client companies. She has recently merged her practice with the co sec practice at Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Lorraine is Immediate Past President of ICSA (UKRIAT) and contributes regularly to Governance & Compliance magazine.

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Tony Hoskins

Tony Hoskins

Tony Hoskins is Chair of the Asesoria Group, a professional services company, supporting organisations with their Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Human Capital Management strategies.

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    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    29 November 2017 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

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      London
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    22 November 2018 Book now

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      London
      EC1N 8TS

    Free affiliateship

    Get six months free affiliate membership of ICSA with this course and benefit from our knowledge, network and exclusive discounts.

    Course price

    £665 + VAT (Non-members)
    £510 + VAT (ICSA members)
    £335 + VAT (ICSA students)

    Course date

    29 November 2017 Book now

    Other dates

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      London
      EC1N 8TS

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