Introduction to Company Law

A one-day introduction to company law and its application to everyday business. 9.15am – 5pm. Central London.

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This course walks delegates through the basics of company law using plain language and everyday examples. We cover the lifetime of the company, its legal obligations and its day to day business.

All delegates arrive at a similar level, and no prior knowledge is assumed.

What you get

By the end of the day you will understand:

  • The basics – including what companies are and how they are formed and run
  • The foundations of company law in the UK (Companies Act 2006)
  • The ‘life cycle' of the company and its legal obligations
  • Company boards – their role, duties, powers and decision-making process
  • Shareholders and how to manage share capital
  • The tools to explore the links between legal theory and business reality 

You will also receive:

  • A Delegate Pack containing comprehensive course notes and presentation slides
  • A certificate to show you have attended the course
  • 6 months complimentary professional subscription to the Chartered Governance Institute (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. 

Get your copy of Company Secretary's Handbook, 12th edition and Company Secretary's Checklists, 11th edition

Delegates to this course get the opportunity to buy the accompanying books. For more info about our books, please visit our book shop.


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9:15   Registration & tea/coffee

9:30   What is a company?

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  • Key features of a company
  • Sources of company law (CA 2006, case law, constitution)
  • Types of company
  • The company as a separate legal person
  • The concept of limited liability
  • Case study: Salomon vs A Salomon & Co Ltd

10:45   Company formation

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  • Documentation and information requirements
  • Forming a company Vs acquiring a shelf company

11:15   Tea/coffee

11:30   Company constitution

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  • The meaning of ‘constitution’
  • Articles of association (overview of contents, amendments, enforcement)

12:15   The Board - Part One

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  • Role of directors
  • Appointment / Removal of directors

12:45 Lunch

13:30  The Board - Part Two

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  • Directors duties
  • Board decisions
  • Role of company secretary

14:45  Shareholders

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  • Roles of shareholders
  • Shareholder decisions – written resolutions, general meetings

15:45 Tea/coffee

16:00  Share and capital maintenance

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  • Allotting shares
  • Pre-emption rights
  • Capital maintenance doctrine

16:45  Winding up

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  • Administration
  • Voluntary winding up
  • Compulsory winding up

17:00 Close

Course leader

Nigel Banerjee course leader

Nigel is a visiting lecturer at King's College London. He is the author of the ICSA Company Law Handbook and the general editor of Jordans' International Corporate Procedures. He contributes to Gore-Browne on Companies and the Butterworths Corporate Law Service.

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I have learnt a great deal. Nigel was very good at pulling the varied aspects together and I have now a much better understanding of the subject.
Kate Cox, Legal Administrator, Kimberly-Clark Europe Ltd

Nigel made what could have been a dense and dry topic very engaging. He was excellent at getting interactions from the group.
Annabelle Arber, Assistant Company Secretary, W&G



£705 +VAT (Non-members)
£635 +VAT (Professional subscribers)
£545 +VAT (ICSA members)
£355 +VAT (ICSA students)

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Location: Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London, EC1N 8TS


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