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eBooks and eBook chapters on the role and responsibilities of the company secretary

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FRS 102 - Small entities

Fully updated guide focusing on each area of the financial statement in detail with illustrative examples. This chapter gives a summary of FRS 102 Section 1A and related Companies Act 2006 requirements, and covers the scope of the small entities and LLPs regime, recognition and measurement requirements, the complete set of financial statements, statement of financial position, income statement (or profit and loss account), notes to the financial statements, statutory exemptions, and filing requirements.

Company secretary

Chapter 14 discusses the role of the company secretary and their contribution to corporate governance.

The chairman of the board

Chapter 11 looks at the Chairman's role in governance and their role on the board and the chair's interaction with CEO, company secretary, senior independent director (SID) and shareholders.

Company secretary's handbook (11th edition)

An authoritative guide to company secretarial practice. Detailed commentary is accompanied by over 80 precedents. The 5th edition of this title is available through our Ebook Central subscription.

Limited Liability Partnerships

This section on Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) looks at the nature of LLPs, their formation and the rights and liabilities of LLP members.

The nature of a company and formation of a company

This chapter looks at what characteristics a company has, types of companies, the corporate veil, formation of registered companies, naming of companies and company constitutions.


This chapter looks at the nature and definition of a partnership. Also covered are the partnership agreement, duties of partners to each other, partners' relationship to each other, partner's relationship with outsiders, the dissolution and winding up of partnerships, and limited partners.

The management of a company

This chapter looks at the director, including: their appointment; retirement and removal; disqualification; the register of directors; the board of directors; remuneration; powers; duties; and directors' as agents. It also looks at the company secretary; the auditor; company registers; the annual return; and accounts and accounting records.

Effective boards and board meetings

An essential source of reference and route map for the position of Non-executive director. Contains case studies and checklists throughout. Chapter 5 gives an overview of the roles of the board, the chairman, the senior independent director (SID), the company secretary and board committees. The subjects of board composition, boardroom behaviour, conduct of board meetings and matters reserved for the board are looked at. Includes 'Checklist: for an effective board'

Business law

Guide to the legal principles that apply to business. Aimed at non-law students.

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