This extensive reference work covers every topic of relevance for the Company Secretary and Company Director. It provides structured answers and expert guidance on a vast range of frequently asked – and less frequently asked – questions.
“Everything the Company Director or Company Secretary needs to know.”
Clearly arranged and written in a no-nonsense, jargon-free style, this book offers concise, useful and practical answers through a wide variety of ‘day to day’ business scenarios encountered by Company Directors and Company Secretaries.
A goldmine of information, it will prove indispensable not just to Company Directors, Secretaries and their support staff but also to lawyers and accountants.
“This book seeks to act as a guide through the maze of legal terminology.”
Fully up to date with the latest law including the Companies Act 2006, which comes into fruition on the 1st October 2009, this work is straightforward and accessible.
Ultimately, it will enable its readers to create savings in time and professional fees, by avoiding those costly mistakes through its ‘easy to use’ reference system.
one: Company fundamentals
Companies limited by shares
Community interest companies
Execution of documents and the company seal
Officers of the company
two: Company registration and company constitution
Memorandum of association
Place of registration and the registered office
Objects clause and authorised share capital
Basic questions about articles
Some key points from the model articles
Changes to the articles
Disclosure of statutory information
three: Directors and company secretary
Restrictions on who can be a director
De facto and shadow directors
Resignation, retirement and removal
Payment, expenses and service contract
four: Rights and duties of directors
Directors’ general duties
Substantial property transactions
five: Statutory registers and Companies House
Register of members
Register of directors
Register of directors’ residential addresses
Register of charges
Register of interests disclosed
Access to information
six: Shares, debentures and dividends
seven: Listed companies and corporate governance
eight: Resolutions and notice
Contents of notices
Annual general meeting
Chairman and conduct of meetings
Good board meetings
Approval and afterwards
ten: Accounts and audit
eleven: Financial difficulties, winding-up and striking-off
Order of priority in the distribution of funds
At the instigation of the registrar
Roger Mason is a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a highly experienced company director and company secretary. His career has included periods with the Ford Motor Company and ITC Entertainment Ltd, as well as 14 years as Financial Director and Company Secretary of a leading greetings card company.
Roger now presents seminars on company law, the duties of directors,
the duties of company secretaries and on financial topics. He has
written 16 books. His books for Thorogood include The Company Secretary’s Desktop Guide, 501 Questions and Answers for Company Directors and Company Secretaries and The Complete Guide to Debt Recovery.