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Course An Introduction to Company Secretarial Practice Part 1: Legal and Compliance Aspects


The first Part of this course introduces the basic legal and compliance elements of corporate secretarial practice. It outlines the role and responsibilities of the company secretary and covers the principal topics in company law and compliance with which the company secretary may be concerned, but without all of the detail. In this way, the course provides both a rewarding introduction to the legal framework on which the company secretary’s work is based and a useful reminder of some key parts of company law.

The two Parts of this course together cover in outline the entire syllabus for ICSA’s CSQS exam in Corporate Secretarial Practice (normally a whole term’s work). Part 1 may be taken on its own or in conjunction with Part 2 on the governance role of the company secretary, which is held on the same day.

The topics covered include:

  • The company secretary – overall role and duties, and responsibilities in the area of company law and compliance
  • An outline of the duties of directors and the rights and responsibilities of shareholders
  • Setting up a company, and a company’s constitution
  • The winding-up of a company, and the various procedures which may be followed
  • Compliance and regulation (particularly for listed and quoted companies); Companies House disclosures
  • Share capital: new issues, alterations of share capital (including purchases of own shares and redemptions), share registration, share transfers and transmission, dividends and employee share schemes
  • Reporting to shareholders, including audit and the annual report; notices of meeting and other communications
  • Law and practice relating to directors’ and shareholder meetings

Part 1 of this course will be of particular interest and benefit to all those starting out as company secretaries, including those still contemplating such a career, lawyers wishing to familiarise themselves with or refresh their knowledge of company law, and accountants and other professionals (including registrars) concerned with the proper administration of a company.

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