Company Articles and Company Constitution
All companies have articles and all companies have a constitution.
It is compulsory that a company has articles and the Registrar will not register
a company unless it has. The articles are the rulebook for the internal management of the company’s affairs. They are the regulations for governing the company and set rules for such matters as the relationship between the members, the rights attached to different classes of share and the way that the members make decisions. This new Report highlights numerous legislative situations which can effect your business and which are not common knowledge to many company secretaries and directors.
Who should read this Report?
- Company secretaries
- Company directors
- Anyone working directly for company secretaries and company directors
- Accountants, lawyers and consultants
|1. The evolution of company articles and the company constitution
2. The constitution
3. The new-style memorandum and the old-style memorandum
5 Considerations when changing the articles
Members’ meetings and written resolutions
Share capital and shares
6. How articles and the company name are changed
7. Review of model articles for private companies
8. Review of model articles for public companies
Roger Mason is a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a very experienced finance 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
(now in its fifth edition), 501 Questions and Answers for Company Directors and Company Secretaries (now in its second edition) and The Complete Guide to Debt Recovery.
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Certificate of completion
Upon reading this publication participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an on-line multiple choice paper. Upon passing, a certificate of completion will be made available to you, which can be included as part of your CPD requirements should you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.