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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Modern Law of Meetings 3rd ed isbn 9781846615542

Modern Law of Meetings 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846611407
New Edition ISBN: 9781846615542
Previous Edition ISBN: 0853088594
Published: March 2009
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Modern Law of Meetings comprehensively deals with the law and practice of company, insolvency, local authority and public meetings, as well as meetings to conduct business generally. It provides a thorough analysis of the meeting process, from deciding when a meeting is needed, the convening of a meeting, its conduct and management and the keeping of lawful and adequate records. It deals with related topics such as defamatory statements, breach of the peace at public meetings and the various means of challenging decisions taken at meetings.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the law relating to shareholder meetings and resolutions which has been substantially changed by the Companies Act 2006. The changes and procedural issues that all companies need to get to grips with include:

  • A new procedure for written resolutions
  • New rights and procedures for proxies
  • Relaxations for private companies, such as the abolition of annual general meetings and extraordinary resolutions
  • The new rules for passing ordinary and special resolutions
  • Increased shareholder rights which can increase the administrative burden in relation to meetings for quoted companies
The chapters on local authority meetings have been significantly revised to take account of the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, which made a range of changes to decision making in local authorities. It also covers the new code of conduct for local authority councillors on when they need to declare interests and withdraw from meetings and when they can address the meeting.

Company Law
Company Meetings
Meetings in Insolvency
Local Authorities and Public Meetings
Meetings of Private Organisations