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    Hi Paul, I would be inclined to agree with Paul and be cautious about certifying structures for clients unless you have physically seen the structure documents and they are from reputable jurisdictions. As a rule of thumb, don't certify documents unless you have physically seen the originals. The administrators ...

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    Hi Mark, This is a very good question for sure, majority of us are facing the same. It seems @Paul Halliday had gone through and has a lot. I do engage Seniors on issues that requires proper guidance in overall Governance, Management and Board. --------------------------- Venance Minja Company Secretary ...

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    Mark, before I retired I was CoSec, Compliance Officer, AMLRO and Fraud Officer in the offshore finance industry. I used to know various websites where you could purchase tailor made corporate and personal documents to 'prove' identity for just a few hundred pounds. I would be extremely wary of certifying ...

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    Hi All Is there detailed guidance for how to certify documents as a chartered secretary? (I'm UK based). I'm looking for something specific to CoSec. For instance... can I certify whether a clients structure chart (involving other jurisdictions) is an accurate representation of the corporate structure. ...

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    Grateful to Bruce for saving me from myself about whether it is directors/trustees or members who make ordinary and special resolutions. As charitable companies, such matters in academy trusts are governed by the Companies Act 2006 - education sector or not. ------------------------------ Paul Walker ...

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