The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
BREXIT IMPACT: The information to be given when appointing a corporate secretary will be affected by Brexit. For further details, see Impact of Brexit on appointment of corporate secretaries below.
This Practice Note focuses on how a company secretary of a public company (as defined) or a private company (as defined) may be appointed. It does not discuss how a company secretary of a public company or a private company may resign or be removed, as to which see Practice Notes: Resignation of a company secretary and Removal of a company secretary.
The role and specific duties of a company secretary are not prescribed by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) and will usually be governed by the secretary’s contract of employment. In general, a company secretary’s role will encompass, among other things:
the maintenance of the company’s records and registers, both statutory and non-statutory
running the agenda for, and taking minutes of, board meetings and members' meetings, and
filing documents with Companies House, as required by statute
However, it should be noted that a provision requiring or authorising a thing to be done by, or to, a director and the company secretary is not satisfied by its being done by, or to, the same person acting both as director and as, or in place
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