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The Company Secretary's Desktop Guide / Edition 3

The Company Secretary's Desktop Guide / Edition 3

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The Companies Act 2006 is the most significant Act to be passed in recent years.

Even before the new Act, Directors faced a minefield of obligations and liabilities – these have now become more numerous and complex. It has become compulsory for all Directors to acknowledge the changes made to the law that significantly affect the liabilities of company secretaries.

In this new edition Roger Mason provides accessible, expert guidance for professionals on every aspect of the company secretary’s role, clearly explaining the significance of the new provisions of the Act and ending each chapter with a valuable summary of those changes.

Its detailed Contents section is designed to help you treat this guide as a menu, providing easy access to advice and solutions to particular problems. Packed with checklists, hints and tips, techniques and warnings, this guide is indispensable. It ends with a set of valuable Appendices including a list of Companies House forms and the new Table A and Table C.

This new edition also includes two new chapters: the first deals with Corporate Governance issues and the second gives a brief history of companies and the development of company law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854183484
Publisher: Thorogood
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.87(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Roger Mason has considerable practical experience as a company secretary. His early career was with Midland Bank and the Ford Motor Company before becoming finance director of ITC Entertainment Ltd. He was, for 14 years, company secretary and finance director of a leading British greetings card company. He lectures on finance and business matters and has written a number of books.

Table of Contents

1 The position of the company secretary
2 Directors
3 The statutory registers and execution of documents
4 Accounts and auditors
5 Dividends and interest payments
6 Share capital and shareholders
7 The issue of shares and the reduction of share capital
8 Debentures and loan stock
9 Articles and the company constitution
10 General meetings and members’ resolutions
11 Board meetings
12 Transfer and transmission of shares
13 Receivership and administration
14 Winding up and striking off
15 The annual return
16 Dealing with Companies House
17 Corporate Governance
18 The history of companies and the development of company law

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