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Webinar: Introduction to registered society law


Start date / time
Tuesday 07 December 2021, 10:00am
End date / time
Tuesday 07 December 2021, 12:00pm
Online via Zoom
£17 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK and £25 + VAT for non-members
More information
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Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Introduction to registered society law – webinar

Join Co‑operatives UK and Anthony Collins Solicitors for this webinar on Tuesday 7 December from 10am-12pm.

About the webinar

Ever wondered what the difference between a registered society and a company is?

This webinar is aimed at insolvency practitioners and will explain in depth what a registered society is, what role the FCA has, the governance structures in place and how societies can change over time. 


  • This webinar will take place online for 2 hours
  • Presentations will be delivered followed by a Q&A
  • The webinar will be recorded and shared afterwards with anyone that registers

How much does it cost?

  • £17 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK.
  • £25 + VAT for non-members. Co-operatives UK members receive 30% off all paid events – plus LOTS more benefits. Learn about Co-operatives UK membership.

What attendees will learn

  • What a registered society is, and how it differs from a company
  • The role and function of the FCA as registrar
  • How shares work in a society
  • Governance and societies
  • How societies merge, amalgamate or convert
  • ...and a range of practical matters

Who should attend?

Any insolvency practitioner who has come across co-ops or community benefit societies, and wants to know more about the background legal framework for these organisations.

Recording the webinar

This webinar will be recorded and shared with attendees afterwards. If you are unable to attend on the stated date, you can still book on to receive the recording link.

About the trainer(s) 

David Alcock is head of Social Business at Anthony Collins Solicitors, where he heads up the firm’s work with co-ops and mutuals, social enterprises and community organisations.  He also leads the firm’s work for Co-operatives UK.  

Ian Snaith is a vastly experienced practitioner and academic, who has many years’ experience of working with co-ops.  He is the general editor of the Handbook of Co-operative and Community Benefit Society Law.

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