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One Stop Company Secretary, 8th edition

Author: David Martin

Published: May 2014 | ISBN: 9781860726095


One Stop Company Secretary
 is an accessible and practical guide to keeping a company on track with a whole range of legal and best practice requirements, including:

  • reporting to owners and regulators
  • interfacing with Companies House
  • running general and board meetings
  • drafting resolutions and minutes
  • advising directors
  • administering shareholdings and dividends

The book’s A–Z format and no-nonsense approach make it essential reading for anyone facing the challenge of keeping a company legal. Checklists, sample wordings, procedures and hints, tips and warnings offer practical and immediate solutions to everyday problems.

The 8th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2014 and reflects the latest law and regulation, making it an up to date and reliable guide to current best practice.

Contents

Agenda and notice
Allotment and transfer of shares
Annual report
Annual return
Articles of Association
Auditors
Authority, control and delegation
Board meetings
Briefing the chairman
Charging assets
Classes of shares and class meetings
The Company Secretary
Corporate Governance
Derivative claims
Directors: appointment, induction and evaluation
Directors: employment status
Directors: duties and liabilities
Directors: payments, loans and interests
Directors: removal
Directors: types
Dividends
Financial year end
Forms
General meetings
Gifts, ethics and interests
Incorporation
Insider dealing
Interests in shares
Memorandum of Association
Minutes
Names and name changes
Nominee shareholdings
Proxies
Quorum
Record inspection and retention
Registered number and office
Registrar of Companies
Re-registration
Resolutions
Resurrection of companies
Risk management
Seal
Shareholders’ agreements
Statutory books
Types of companies
Veil of incorporation
Voting and taking a poll
Winding up
Wrongful and fraudulent trading

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