Jordans Company Secretarial Precedents 8th edition

Authors: Cecile Gillard, HGM Leighton, Peter van Duzer

Publisher: Jordan Publishing

Publication date: March 2016

Format: Hardback + CD

Price: £104

Jordans Company Secretarial Precedents is an essential reference guide for all professionals carrying out company administration work. It contains hundreds of precedents and forms dealing with every aspect of company administration from registration to striking off. Each form and precedent is accompanied by concise details of when and how it should be used, as it relates to both private and unlisted public companies.

The New edition takes into account changes introduced by the Small Business, enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which include amendments to the Companies Act 2006 and the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Other recent legislative changes that have impacted in company law and company secretarial practise are also dealt with in this new edition including:

  • Revised model articles (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2013)
  • New rules and procedures on appointment of a new director when notifying an appointment to Companies House
  • Changes to the rules on company loans to directors
  • New company transparency requirement-including a new duty for companies to investigate whether they have PSCs (person with significant influence) and third parties to disclose information held about PSCs, obligations to register ‘Registrable Persons’ and ‘Registrable Legal Entities’ in the new PSC Register and requirements to notify relevant PSC details to Companies House
  • Registers- the new ‘PSC Register’
  • Annual Compliance-the new annual ‘Confirmation Statement’ to replace the company annual return
  • Share warrants bearer abolished
  • Reduced timescale for voluntary striking off


  • Incorporation of a Private Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Alteration to Articles of Association
  • Company Names
  • Re-registration
  • Shares and Share Capital
  • Annual Reporting
  • Loans and security
  • Dividends
  • Directors and the Secretary
  • Execution of Documents and the Company Seal
  • Statutory and Other Registers and Records
  • Meetings
  • Written Resolutions of Members
  • Electronic Communications
  • Striking Off
  • Correction of Incorrect Data at Companies House


  • Model Articles Prescribed from 1 October 2009
  • Articles of Association for a Private Company Limited by Shares
  • Companies Act 1985 Table A – 1985–2000 Version
  • Interim Table A Private Company Limited by Shares
  • Versions of Table A and their Effective Dates
  • Useful contacts
  • Companies House Webfiling – Forms available


Peter Van Duzer, Solicitor and company secretarial consultant
Cecile Gillard, Charities Legal Manager, Burton Sweet
HGM Leighton FCA, Vice Chairman, The West of England Trust Ltd


“Jordans Company Secretarial Precedents remains a fantastic text which provides useful and practical precedents together with an overview of the relevant principles that company administrators and secretaries will encounter. It impressively covers every area of company administration meaning it is a one-stop resource and provides fantastic value for money. For anyone regularly drafting company administration documents like board minutes and resolutions, this is an indispensable text. It is certainly one that should remain close to hand at all times”
Student Law Journal

“this guide provides practical help and up to date information and insights into the challenges faced by company secretaries and the specialized knowledge they require …No company secretary or company legal advisor should be without this current and comprehensive guide.”
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

“an excellent guide to the administration of private companies”
German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

“an essential reference work for all those engaged in company administration”
Accounting World And Accounting Technician

“If the acid test for a precedent book is its accessibility and coverage, then Jordans has come very close to finding a winning formula”
The Company Secretary

“… offers comprehensive and easy guidance to anyone facing the task of secretarial administration. It can be highly recommended to both laymen and professionals alike”
German-British Chamber Of Commerce

“This is a fantastic text which provides useful and practical precedents. Every area of Company Administration is included … Anyone who regularly drafts board minutes, resolutions and the like should seriously consider purchasing this text”
The Student Law Journal

“a most useful guide … The book contains numerous expertly drafted precedents and forms with advice on their use and content”
Accountancy Ireland