Specialist Company Secretariat
At Gladwin Legal, we’re experts in commercial law. Therefore, we understand precisely how important it is to our clients to comply with their legal obligations without diverting resources away from day-to-day business. This is where company secretariats come in. This position of company secretary is a complex and intricate role that requires an expert to navigate the corporate laws and regulations.
To assist our clients with their secretarial needs, our specialist legal team offers independent company secretarial services to manage your compliance, mitigate risk, advise on corporate governance and ensure you abide by laws and processes imposed by Australian corporate law and regulations.
Enlist the Help of an External Company Secretariat Today!
Whether you operate a small local business or large corporate enterprise, a company secretary is essential.
The role of the company secretary is multi-faceted. It involves the provision of corporate structure advice, corporate legislation compliance and all matters related to the proper operation and maintenance of company structures.
If you’d like to enlist a Company Secretary or wish to outsource your secretariat services, speak to the Gladwin Legal team today.
Need a lawyer on call? We also offer online services and a unique, end-to-end outsourced in-house counsel solution!
Expert, Independent Company Secretariat Services
Gladwin Legal’s Commercial Lawyers Can:
- Be appointed as your Company Secretary.
- Manage board, committee and shareholder meetings.
- Provide ASIC compliance.
- Provide ‘behind the scenes’ Company Secretary support.
- Update and maintain your company registers and minute books.
- Provide corporate governance advice
A company secretary must govern and monitor company operation closely and often need to support the board of directors, maintain a registered office and lodge financial reports to ASIC.
All public companies must appoint at least one company secretary who resides in Australia. This obligation isn’t mandatory for private companies but is advised.
Our legal secretaries will ensure that your company directors and secretary comply with their legal obligations. We can even act as your outsourced company secretary. This is more than just filling forms to submit with ASIC (although we do this too!); we are the independent officer that you and your stakeholders can rely on.
Quick, Compliant and Cost-Effective Company Secretariats
Our Company Secretary solutions are flexible and cost-effective. Most importantly, they have specialist expertise in managing compliance for our retail industry clients and their subsidiaries and related companies.
So go ahead, take the headache out of your compliance and book a free consultation with our Company Secretariats.
For complete peace of mind about company secretarial services, get in touch with Gladwin Legal today on 1300 033 934. We’re here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that transparency and clarity in costs and legal fees is important to every business. For this reason, we offer fixed fees where possible, including for reviewing or drafting your retail agreements, such as your sales and POS terms and conditions or returns policies.
As regulatory compliance is a broad practice area, the cost of our services can vary depending on the scope of your matter. For advisory matters, we suggest getting in touch with us and we can provide an estimate of costs.
We can assist in the very early stages of establishing your business to draft compliant legal documents from the get-go, or you can engage us any time to review your existing practices.
We generally recommend annual reviews as the Australian Consumer Law is often changing.
The short answer is, most likely yes. If your store staff have made a representation to a customer that a product can do something or is suitable for their particular needs, then it is likely the case that you will be liable if the product does not meet those needs, under the Australian Consumer Law. There have been a number of cases where retailers have been hit with ACCC penalties for this kind of conduct so it is important to train your staff in compliance.
We offer compliance training and can draft easy-to-understand staff guidelines. If you are interested, contact us for a fixed fee quote.