Law Society of Ireland and ICSA join forces with new training offer

The Law Society of Ireland and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) are pleased to announce a partnership to deliver and jointly award a Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice, a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland.

Launching on 16 June 2015, the certificate will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the company law framework and key corporate governance provisions under the 2014 Companies Act. Leading legal practitioners and company secretaries will provide useful guidance through precedents, practical tips and checklists, and interactive workshop sessions.

The course will cover three key modules as follows:

  • Module 1: company law; Companies Act 2014; the role of the company secretary; directors – role, type and duties
  • Module 2: corporate compliance/company secretarial procedure; company incorporation; statutory registers; share transfers and communication with shareholders; CRO filing and annual returns
  • Module 3: corporate governance and enforcement; the law and practice of meetings; company law enforcement.

Law Society of Ireland Director General Ken Murphy said, “The new Companies Act requires that the position of company secretary must be filled by a person with the necessary skills to discharge the statutory and other delegated duties of the role. The Law Society and ICSA have come together to deliver a course designed to meet these requirements.”

Students can register on the course page, or contact John Lunney on for further details.