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The Instant Company Secretary: An A-Z Guide to Duties and Responsibilities

The Instant Company Secretary: An A-Z Guide to Duties and Responsibilities

by David M. MartinDavid M. Martin


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Company secretarial duties must be undertaken whether there is someone holding that title or not.

This book deals with the latest requirements, and the new requirements regarding Registers of Persons of Significant Control.

It provides essential practical, easily accessible advice and guidance to the wide range of important company secretarial duties and regulations that must be adhered to.

The refreshing no-nonsense approach tackles these challenges making it an indispensable and practical guide to the whole range of issues with which the person performing the legally required duties of the Company Secretary must comply.

The duties covered in this book include:

- Compliance by the company and its officers with all statutory and other regulatory requirements

- Maintenance of the statutory records and filing data with Companies House within specified time limits

- Interfacing with the shareholders or guarantors, convening general meetings, drafting and recording resolutions, dealing with shares etc.

- Servicing board meetings and compiling the legally required minutes

- Providing a company-wide focal point for legal matters and interpretation, and a logical point of contact for third parties

- Providing the board with accurate and timely advice.

This book also deals with the latest requirements, including:

- Anti-bribery
- Modern slavery
- Gender pay reporting
- Tax evasion legislation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854189004
Publisher: Thorogood
Publication date: 01/17/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

David M. Martin runs his own successful consultancy and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Institute of Directors. He is a regular seminar and conference speaker and has written over 60 business books. He helped set up and wrote several best selling titles as well as several others for the ICSA "One Stop" series. His latest books, The Instant Company Secretary, The Company Directors Desktop Guide, and The A-Z of Facilities and Property Management, are all published by Thorogood.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Using this book 9

Table of Cases 13

Agenda and notice 15

Allotment and transfer of shares 23

Annual report 31

Articles of Association 44

Auditors 49

Authority, control and delegation 55

Board meetings 65

Briefing the chairman 77

Charging assets 87

Classes of shares and class meetings 91

Company Secretary 98

Confirmation Statement 109

Derivative claims 115

Directors: appointment, induction and evaluation 118

Directors: employment status 133

Directors: duties and liabilities 145

Directors: payments, loans and interests 162

Directors: removal 168

Directors: types 173

Dividends 188

Financial year end 195

Forms 197

General meetings 203

Gifts, ethics and Interests 213

Incorporation 229

Memorandum of Association 235

Minutes 238

Names and name changes 255

Nominee shareholdings 264

Proxies 267

Quorum 273

Record inspection and retention 277

Registered number and office 289

Registrar of Companies 294

Re-registration 304

Resolutions 307

Resurrection of companies 316

Seal 319

Shareholder agreements 325

Significant control registers 332

Statutory books 339

Types of companies 345

Veil of Incorporation 357

Voting and taking a poll 362

Winding up 369

Wrongful and fraudulent trading 375

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