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Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice

Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice is a course run by Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of 4 months. Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice gives a Course Qualification of Award / Certificate, awarded by Law Society of Ireland. For more information about Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please review the details below.

Jointly awarded by the Law Society of Ireland and the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) , this certificate offers a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland. The requirement in the Companies Act 2014 obligating the directors of a company to appoint a suitably qualified individual to the position of company secretary has enhanced the company secretary’s position as the principal legal administrative and compliance officer within a company. The duties and responsibilities of the company secretary vary depending on the industry in question and the type of company involved. With an increased focus on the need for effective governance in the current climate, the position has expanded in many companies, and the scope of the role has moved beyond corporate compliance to become a focal point for advice about governance, compliance, and the conduct of business.

This established course focuses on the procedural requirements of company secretarial practice and aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the company law framework and key corporate governance provisions under the Companies Act.

CGI Professional Subscription

Enrolment on the course entitles students to take up an offer of 12 months’ professional subscription of CGI. The CGI professional subscription is designed for company secretaries, legal counsels, lawyers and everyone with responsibility for governance, risk and compliance in organisations of all sizes, including businesses, trusts and charities. It offers access to CGI’s supportive professional community where you will find expertise, guidance and development advice.

On successful completion of the course, students can apply to the CGI for affiliated membership.

Programme objectives

On completion of this training programme, participants will:

  • Identify the scope, role, and functions of the company secretary, and apply them in the employing or client organisation;
  • Critically evaluate the role of company secretary as an advisor to the board;
  • Ensure effective communication and dissemination of information to and from the board, both internally and externally, for the optimum benefit of the organisation;
  • Discuss and report on the law and best practice in key functional matters (for example, meetings and share capital management);
  • Identify required actions arising from statutory obligations and best practice in terms of financial, compliance and governance reporting and disclosure;
  • Apply statutory requirements and good practice in relation to shareholder related communications;
  • Ensure compliance with CRO filing requirements;
  • Explain the company law framework in Ireland as governed by the Companies Act 2014 as amended.

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Training ProviderLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationAward / Certificate
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsCertificate
Course Start Date8th February 2023
Course End Date6th May 2023
Course Duration4 months
Course Time6pm
Course Fee1,725
Entry RequirementsThis course is suitable for the following: Solicitors who offer company secretarial services or who advise clients in this area, In-house lawyers, Those looking to develop their company secretarial skills and knowledge with a view to developing new opportunities and offering new services to existing clients, Company secretaries and their teams, and Suitably qualified corporate governance and compliance professionals looking to develop their legal knowledge and practical skills in this growing area. We welcome applications for this course from suitably qualified non-members. Please explain your interest and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. Please note, for non-members this course is subject to a supplemental fee of €175 bringing the total course fee to €1,900. No fees are required prior to approval.
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The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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