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Company Secretarial Practice for Support Staff

A practical one-day introduction to company secretarial duties.

Duration: Full day        CPD: 6 hours

About

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 highlights

  • 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
  • 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.
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This course forms part of the ICSA Professional Development Award in Core Skills for Support Staff.

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Programme

09.00 Registration & tea/coffee
09.30 Introduction to company law
  • What is a company?
  • Limited liability
  • Management and ownership
  • How a company works
  • Sources of law
10.45 The company secretary
  • Status, powers, role and duties of the company secretary
  • Company secretarial department
11.30 Tea/coffee
11.45 Shares, capital and the stock exchange
  • 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
  • Filing forms at Companies House
  • Keeping the statutory registers
  • Minute books
  • Accounts
  • Directors' service contracts
14.40 Directors
  • 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
  • Organising an annual general meeting
  • Notice
  • Resolutions
  • Voting
  • Minutes
16.30 Close

Trainers

Andrew C Hamer

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

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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    Course price

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

    Course date

    17 January 2018 Book now

    Course location

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

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    14 March 2018 Book now

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

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    4 July 2018 Book now

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    • Saffron House
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      London
      EC1N 8TS

    Course date

    3 October 2018 Book now

    Course location

    • Saffron House
      6-10 Kirby St
      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

    17 January 2018 Book now

    Other dates

    Course location

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

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