Company Secretarial Practice for Support Staff

A beginners' guide to company law and the duties of the company secretary. 9am - 4.30pm. Central London.

Overview

What exactly is a company? How is it set up? How does it work? This straightforward course starts from the beginning, using practical examples and exercises. Delegates come away with a thorough grounding in company law and the role of the secretarial team.

Everyone’s at a similar stage and no prior knowledge is assumed.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand:

  • Company law, and the legal and regulatory framework
  • The roles of the company secretariat
  • Shares, capital and the stock exchange
  • The role, duties and liabilities of directors
  • Techniques and tips on the execution of key compliance tasks, including filing
    statutory documents, keeping registers and organising the company AGM (see the full programme below)

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • An ICSA Certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription of ICSA (see below)
  • 6 hours credit towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 

Your complimentary 6-month professional subscription

We support our attendees long after they complete the course. Your professional subscription includes a subscription to G+C Magazine, as well as access to briefings, discounts and our knowledge base. 

Programme

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9:00   Registration & tea/coffee

9:30   Introduction to company law

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  • What is a company?
  • Limited liability
  • Management and ownership
  • How a company works
  • Sources of law

10:45   The company secretary

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  • Status, powers, role and duties of the company secretary
  • Company secretarial department

11:30   Tea/coffee

11:45   Shares, capital and the stock exchange

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  • How companies raise capital
  • Types of shares
  • Debentures and loan stock and loans
  • The role of the stock exchange
  • Buying and selling shares
  • Share transfers

12:45 Lunch

13:30  Statutory books, forms and documents

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  • Filing forms at Companies House
  • Keeping the statutory registers
  • Minute books
  • Accounts
  • Directors' service contracts

14:40  Directors

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  • The role, duties and liabilities of directors
  • Appointment and removal
  • Executive and non-executive directors
  • Board meetings and committees of the board

15:30 Tea/coffee

15:45  Shareholder meetings

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  • Organising an annual general meeting
  • Notice
  • Resolutions
  • Voting
  • Minutes

16:30 Close

Course leader

Andrew C Hamer

Andrew is a Partner of The Mentor Partnership, a consultancy specialising in company secretarial practice, publishing and training.

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Gabrielle Williams Hamer

An ICSA Fellow, Gabrielle has worked in professional practice in the UK and Hong Kong, and as a company secretary for numerous UK and overseas companies, ranging from SMEs to multinationals listed in the FTSE 100.

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Testimonials

A perfect level for me and a great overview of the role of the company secretary.
Lynne Wardle, PA to Company Secretary, Shaftesbury Plc

Booking

PRICE 

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

Next course: 4 July 2018
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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS

ALTERNATIVE DATES

3 October 2018

Saffron House
6-10 Kirby St
London
EC1N 8TS

Call or Contact us with any questions you may have

   +44 (0)20 7580 4741

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   Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS

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