An Introduction to Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law

A half day training course for legal practitioners, governance advisors and others working with co-operative, mutual and member-based organisations

The UK Society for Co-operative Studies, together with Anthony Collins Solicitors, are putting on this half day training course for legal practitioners, governance advisors and others working with co-operative, mutual and member-based organisations.

Mutual society law is an important subject area for those supporting businesses operating for a social purpose.  But it is not an area of law which is usually taught as part of business studies or legal training.

This course brings together lawyers with more than two decades of experience advising mutual societies at the highest level, Cliff Mills and David Alcock of Anthony Collins Solicitors, and the Chair of the UK Society for Co-operative Studies, Ian Adderley (who is also the Senior Associate in the Mutuals Team at the Financial Conduct Authority).

The course will cover the essential legal content for those who need to understand the distinctive law of this key sector, including the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and its background, criteria for registration, the outline framework of governance, share capital and its difference from company law, transfers of engagements and conversions, accounting and audit requirements, and the mutual society registration regime.

The course also covers mutual societies in the wider context of legal structures including companies and charities, and their role in public sector reform.  There will be a Q &A after each session, and a chance to network with other practitioners over the coffee and lunch breaks.

Cost: £95 per person, £25 concession rate for students and unwaged

Date and time: 4th April 2017, from 9.30 – 2.00 pm

Venue: 134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2ES

If you are interested please click here to register  

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