This month we are focusing on Limited Company – Company Secretaries. This week we look at whether a Company Secretary can sign legal documents?
There is another option available to companies under English law, that having a contract executed by the company, s43(1)(b) of the Companies Act 2006 provides that contracts can be signed on behalf of the company by a person acting under the company’s authority.
Provided a person has express or implied authority to sign on the company’s behalf, they can make contracts on the company’s behalf, regardless of whether they are a director or company secretary.
By having a contract “signed on behalf of” the company (rather than “executed by” the company), a contract can be made in terms of s43 rather than under the stricter s44 rules.
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