ICSA and the Law Society of Ireland welcome Companies Act with new training offer

Dublin, 3 June 2015 – ICSA is pleased to announce a partnership with the Law Society of Ireland to deliver and jointly award a Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice, a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland.

Launching on 16 June 2015, the certificate will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the company law framework and key corporate governance provisions under the 2014 Companies Act. Leading legal practitioners and company secretaries will provide useful guidance through precedents, practical tips and checklists, and interactive workshop sessions.

The course will cover three key modules as follows:

  • Module 1: company law; Companies Act 2014; the role of the company secretary; directors – role, type and duties
  • Module 2: corporate compliance/company secretarial procedure; company incorporation; statutory registers; share transfers and communication with shareholders; CRO filing and annual returns
  • Module 3: corporate governance and enforcement; the law and practice of meetings; company law enforcement.

“By partnering in this way we are bringing together educational infrastructure and professional expertise to meet the needs of anyone delivering, or expecting to deliver, company secretarial services in line with the Companies Act 2014,” says Ruairí Cosgrove, Vice President of the ICSA Irish Region. “The Act, which came into effect on Monday, requires private and public company directors to appoint a person with the necessary skills to discharge the statutory and other delegated duties of the company secretary. There will be no better way for people to ensure that they have the necessary skills than by taking this course.”

Students can register at http://www.lawsociety.ie/S15-Certificate-in-Company-Secretarial-Law-and-Practice.aspx or contact John Lunney on j.lunney@lawsociety.ie for further details.

A year’s affiliate membership of ICSA is also being made available to students once the course starts. Details of the benefits of affiliate membership can be found at https://www.icsa.org.uk/ireland/join-us/affiliates.

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For further information, please contact
Ruairí Cosgrove, Vice President of ICSA Irish Region
087 415 7770 (mobile)


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Notes to Editors:

  1. ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) is the chartered membership and qualifying body for professionals working in governance, risk and compliance, including company secretaries. Our members work in all sectors and at every level of seniority. With over 120 years of experience, we champion high governance standards by providing qualifications, training, high-quality guidance and support (including technical resources, publications and software), and through our work with regulators and policy makers. 
    Website: www.icsa.org.uk 
  2. ICSA Ireland is the representative body of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish Region is governed by its own Council and sub-committees representing all areas of business in which the members work. ICSA Ireland has approximately 600 members and 200 students with many of its members working in the corporate and professional services sectors. Through its Council and sub-committees it provides a range of services to members and students, including the organisation of educational and social events. Council also makes representations and submissions to Government Departments and Governance Forums on behalf of the ICSA members.
    Website: www.icsacharteredsecretaries.ie 
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