The course will start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day.

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Introduction to company law

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  • What is a company?
  • Limited liability
  • Management and ownership
  • How a company works
  • Sources of law

The company secretary

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  • Status, powers, role and duties of the company secretary
  • Company secretarial department


Shares, capital and the stock exchange

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  • How companies raise capital
  • Types of shares
  • Debentures and loan stock and loans
  • The role of the stock exchange
  • Buying and selling shares
  • Share transfers

Statutory books, forms and documents

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  • Filing forms at Companies House
  • Keeping the statutory registers
  • Minute books
  • Accounts
  • Directors' service contracts


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  • The role, duties and liabilities of directors
  • Appointment and removal
  • Executive and non-executive directors
  • Board meetings and committees of the board

Shareholder meetings

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  • Organising an annual general meeting
  • Notice
  • Resolutions
  • Voting
  • Minutes


Next course: 11 November 2021
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