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Company secretary eBooks

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

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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.

Business law

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

Accounting best practices

Designed to assist anyone who needs to either improve the efficiency of the accounting department, reduce its error rates, or provide better information to other parts of a company.

Taking minutes of meetings

Explains the functions of minutes and how to take them.

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