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The Law and Practice of Company Meetings

ISBN13: 9781860725821
Published: July 2013
Publisher: ICSA Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The main purpose of the law of meetings is to ensure that a company is able to make business decisions and that everyone entitled to input in the decision making is able to do so. For this to happen certain procedures must be followed at meetings.


  • Contains detailed commentary, precedents, full text of key legislation, comprehensive inclusion of codes and best practice guidance, and tables providing quick reference guides to large volumes of material.
  • Extended detail surrounding special rules and procedures that applies to AIM and guarantee companies.
  • Additional guidance on the role, powers and duties of the chairman, including what to consider when exercising those powers and the consequences of getting it wrong.

Company Law
Part 1: Introduction
Introduction: Law and Practice
Introduction: Methods of Communication
Part 2: Meetings and Directors
Board Meetings
Committees of Directors
Directors’ Written Resolutions and Informal Consent
Failure by Directors to Comply with Proper Procedures
Part 3: Members’ Decision-making without Holding a Meeting
Members’ Written Resolutions and Unanimous Consent
Part 4: General Meetings
Annual General Meetings
Class Meetings
Calling General Meetings
Notice of General Meetings
Proxies and Corporate Representatives
Shareholder Remedies
Part 5: Running General Meetings
Organising General Meetings
Right to Attend and Speak
Security and Disorder
Adjournment and Other Procedural Motions
Dealing with Common Items of Business
Part 6: Minutes
Part 7: Precedents
Part 8: Codes and Best Practice Guides
Part 9: Statutory Materials.