The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) provides how documents or information can be validly sent or supplied to a company (as defined).
For information on communications sent or supplied by a company, see Practice Notes: Electronic communications from a company and Hard copy communications from a company.
The statutory provisions relating specifically to communications to a company came into force on 20 January 2007 with the exception of CA 2006, s 333A which came into effect on 3 August 2009.
Documents or information to be sent or supplied to a company must be sent or supplied in accordance with the provisions of CA 2006, Sch 4.
A person may send or supply a document (as defined) or information to a company:
in hard copy form
in electronic form, or
in any other form or manner agreed by the company
A document or information is sent or supplied in hard copy form if it is sent or supplied in a paper copy or similar form capable of being read.
A person can validly send or supply a document or information to a company in hard copy form by sending or supplying it:
by hand, or
by post by posting a prepaid envelope containing the document
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