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Company Meetings Handbook

Author: Sue Lawrence

ISBN: 9781806728006 | Published: July 2020

The Company Meetings Handbook will act as your ultimate reference point to all things meetings, an area that is more complex than ever in the new working environment we find ourselves in. This book will ensure that these meetings are fully understood and undertaken in the most efficient and valuable manner

Written in a clear, logical manner, it will guide you through the different stages of a meeting, from convening a meeting, to chairing and voting, through to all the necessary post-meeting tasks such as handling the minutes. It’s the perfect book to have to hand to advise you on the various processes involved and to answer any queries you may have.

It offers both highly practical guidance on the running of meetings, as well as a thorough exploration of the governance structures that underpin the law of company meetings. A brand-new title, the book is informed by the latest legislation, regulation and corporate governance codes of practice. What’s more, it contains a section dedicated to technology and virtual meetings, something that’s crucial for organisations to get right in the current situation. Packed full of useful checklists, templates, legal precedents and much more, it’s a resource you will want to own.

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Section 1 – Introduction to Company Meetings in General

1     Introduction

2     The legal framework

3     Meetings in practice

4     Communications and virtual meetings

5     Section 1 Conclusion

Section 2 – Meetings of directors

6     Section 2 Introduction

7     Why and when to hold a meeting of directors

8     How to convene a board meeting

9     At the meeting

10   After the meeting

11    Section 2 Conclusion

Section 3 – General meetings

12     Section 3 Introduction

13     Why and when to hold a general meeting

14     Convening a general meeting

15      At the general meeting

16      After the general meeting

17      Section 3 Conclusion

Section 4 – Other company meetings

18       Section 4 Introduction

19       Class meetings

20       Sole member, sole director and/or sole shareholder meetings

21       Committee meetings

22       Section 4 Conclusion


Appendix 1 – Matters requiring members’ approval

Appendix 2 – Chair’s scripts 

Appendix 3 – Specimen briefing document for AGM 

Appendix 4 – Companies Act 2006 provisions on meetings 

Appendix 5 – Companies Act 1985 Table A: Contents and table of destinations 

Appendix 6 – Companies Act 2006 Model Articles: Contents and comparative location of provisions 

Appendix 7 – Model articles for private companies limited by shares 

Appendix 8 – Model articles for private companies limited by guarantee

Appendix 9 – Model articles for public companies

Appendix 10 – Checklist for annual general meeting

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