Jayne Meacham

As a qualified Chartered Secretary and Fellow of the ICSA, Jayne delivers an all-round compliance and governance service, specialising in listed companies and regulated firms. As well as taking care of day-to-day issues such as supporting board meetings, she also advises on the latest developments in corporate governance and company law, helping clients to keep pace with developments. Before joining Jordans Corporate Law in 2013, she was Deputy Company Secretary at St James's Place, the FTSE 100 wealth management group. Earlier roles saw her developing her company secretarial experience at Lloyds Banking Group, Arcadia Housing Group and Zurich UK Life.
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Chair’s AGM script—unexpected events
Precedent

This precedent Chair’s script deals with unexpected events that may arise during a public listed company’s annual general meeting (AGM), and provides practical guidance including what to do when a demand for a poll by the shareholders is made, how to deal with amendments to resolutions, what action to take when faced by disruptive attendees. This precedent is not an exhaustive list of possible unexpected events that may arise at an AGM, but deals with some of the more typical or common events, and it should be amended to reflect the particular circumstances of the company as appropriate. Produced in partnership with Jayne Meacham of Jordans Corporate Law.

Chair’s AGM script—voting on a poll
Precedent

This Precedent sets out a sample Chair’s script to be used at a public listed company’s annual general meeting (AGM) where voting will be conducted by way of a poll. It includes opening and closing statements by the Chair, an explanation of the voting and other key procedural issues and resolutions typically included in an public listed company’s AGM. This script may be used in conjunction with Precedent Notice of AGM of a public listed company. Produced in partnership with Jayne Meacham of Jordans Corporate Law.

Chair’s AGM script—voting on a show of hands
Precedent

This Precedent sets out a sample Chair’s script to be used at a public listed company’s annual general meeting (AGM) where voting will be conducted on a show of hands. It includes opening and closing statements by the Chair, an explanation of the voting and other key procedural issues and resolutions typically included in an public listed company’s AGM. This script may be used in conjunction with Precedent Notice of AGM of a public listed company. Produced in partnership with Jayne Meacham of Jordans Corporate Law.

Other work

Managing discussion and shareholders' questions—listed company AGMs—checklist

This Practice Note provides guidance on the questions and discussions at Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of listed public companies and AIM companies. It covers legal aspects, corporate governance best practice and practical guidance, as well as tips for the chair and company secretary in preparing for debate and unexpected events at a company’s AGM. Produced in partnership with Jayne Meacham of Jordans Corporate Law.

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