By Nicholas Briggs, Christopher Brockman, David Impey & Olwen Dutton
Modern Law of Meetings comprehensively deals with the law and practice of company. Insolvency and local authority meetings, as well as meetings to conduct business generally. It provides a thorough analysis of the meeting process, from deciding when a meeting is needed, the convening of a meeting, its conduct and management, to the keeping of lawful and adequate records.
It is designed to help company officers and their advisors navigate all of the rules and regulations governing board and general meetings set out in the Company Act 2006 and the model form articles for private companies limited by shares, guarantee companies and public companies respectively. It deals in details with the saving provisions that apply to companies whose constitutions pre-date the relevant parts of the 2006 Act.
The book coves the lega and practical consequences for companies dealing with issues such as:
- The abolition by the 2006 Act of objects clauses and ‘authorised share capital'
- The introduction of new rules on directors' powers to allot shares
- The practical impact of a new power for boards to authorise directors' ‘situational conflicts' under s 175 of the 2006 Act - subject to conditions.
The new edition also covers the often significant changes made to the original provisions of the 2006 Act, for example, regulations such as the Companies (Shareholders Rights) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/1632, altering the rules governing proxies and corporate representatives.
Chapter 26 on local authority meetings has been significantly revised to take account of the impact of the Localism Act 2011 and the various regulations made under it. there is also a new part included that deals with meetings of health bodies, especially important in the light of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the closer working between health and local government.
The chapters on insolvency and meetings have also been updated to take into account new case-law and the amendments to the insolvency regime to permit remote attendance at meetings and the passing of some resolutions by post.
Modern Law of Meetings is an invaluable book for company and insolvency lawyers in private practice and local authorities, company secretaries, company directors and committee administrators.
Part 1 - Company Meetings
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Control and Management of Companies
- 3. Types of Members' Resolution
- 4. Meetings of Members (Including Classes of Members and of Debenture Holders)
- 5. Annual General Meetings for Public Companies
- 6. Notice of General (Members') Meetings
- 7. The Quorum and the Chairman at General Meetings
- 8. Voting and Proxies at Members' Meetings
- 9. Adjournments of Members' Meetings
- 10. Rights of the Auditor in Relation to Members' Meetings
- 11. Electronic Communications and General Meetings
- 12. Meetings of Directors
- 13. Electronic Communications and Board Meetings
- 14. Minutes of Members' and of Board Meetings
- 15. Admission To and Expulsion From Members' and Directors' Meetings
Part 2 - Meetings in Insolvency
- 16. Introduction
- 17. Company Voluntary Arrangements
- 18. Company Administrations
- 19. Administrative Receivership
- 20. Creditors' Voluntary Winding Up
- 21. Winding Up by the Court
- 22. Members' Voluntary Liquidation
- 23. Creditors' Schemes under Part 26 (ss 895-901) of the Companies Act 2006
- 24. Bankruptcy
- 25. Individual Voluntary Arrangements
Part 3 - Local Authorities
- 26. Local Authority Meetings
Part 4 - Meetings of Private Organisations
- 27. Meetings of Private Organisations