The Companies Act 2014 required company directors of all companies appoint a 'suitably qualified' individual to the company secretary position. The Chartered Governance Institute has partnered with the Law Society of Ireland to deliver and jointly award a Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice. Through this partnership, we are able to bring together the educational infrastructure of the Law Society of Ireland and the professional expertise of members of the Irish Region branch to prepare ‘suitable qualified’ individuals who are delivering, or expecting to deliver, company secretarial services in Irish organisations.
The Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice offers a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland and provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the company law framework and key corporate governance provisions under the new Companies Act.
Under the expert guidance of a faculty of leading legal practitioners and company secretaries, the course will begin with an overview of Ireland's company law framework. With the opportunity to engage in interactive workshop sessions, all areas of company secretarial practice will be examined in detail and will guide practitioners through precedents, practical tips and checklists. The course will also focus on the procedural requirements of company secretarial practice, with practical sessions on making statutory and other filings to the Company Registration Office and the procedures to be followed to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
On completion of this training programme, participants will:
Participants will also benefit from a one year professional subscription commencing at the beginning of the course.
This certificate is for company secretaries and their teams, as well as suitably qualified corporate governance and compliance professionals looking to develop their legal knowledge and practical skills in this area.
The course will also attract solicitors who offer company secretarial services or who advise clients in this area. In addition, it will appeal to in-house lawyers and to those looking to develop their company secretarial skills and knowledge with a view to developing new opportunities and offering new services to existing clients.
The course will cover five key modules as follows:
Module 1: Company law, the secretary, the board and members
Module 2: Corporate compliance
Module 3: Corporate compliance 2 - shares
Module 4: Corporate compliance 3 - wind up
Module 5: Public limited company
Assessment of this qualification is through a three-hour written examination.
This course is delivered on site at the Law Society of Ireland and will also be webcast
The fee for this qualification is a one-off payment of €1,725, payable to the Law Society of Ireland. This fee includes one year's professional subscription commencing at the beginning of the course.
For more information about how to apply, please contact the Course Leader, Geraldine Rafferty.
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