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Definition of Company Secretary

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Company Secretary : An officer of a company whose role will vary according to the nature of the company but will generally be concerned with the administrative duties imposed upon the company by the Companies Act (e.g. delivering documents to the *Companies Registry). Under the Companies Act 1985 every company is required to have a company secretary. A sole *director cannot also be the company secretary, and in the case of a *public company the company secretary must be qualified to act as such.

The officers of the Company: The company secretary

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  • Article Name: Company Secretary
  • Author: Agostino Von Hassell
  • Description: Definition of Company Secretary In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Company Secretary [...]

This entry was last updated: September 4, 2016


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