Virtual AGM

Webinar: How to run a virtual AGM

03 November 2020 | 2pm – 3pm

Delivered through the medium of English

Webinar aim

To provide guidance on holding virtual AGMs.


COVID-19 has presented organisations with unique and unprecedented challenges, including how to comply with the obligation to hold an AGM. The UK Government introduced legislation which temporarily allows organisations to hold virtual AGMs to better accommodate social distancing rules. This webinar provided by legal experts Hugh James will give an overview of the key considerations organisations should keep in mind when holding a virtual AGM, together with practical hints and tips to ensure that these meetings are conducted as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of:

  • the way in which the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 can assist in relation to AGMs;
  • the legal requirements for validating holding a virtual AGM;
  • the practical challenges of holding a virtual AGM and how to overcome them; and
  • the importance of reviewing governing documents.

About the speaker

Sarah Jones-Howells is a corporate solicitor with more than 15 years’ experience advising on governance and constitutional issues. She currently works with Hugh James, a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cardiff and London.

Who the session is for

This webinar will be particularly useful for Trustees, Chairs, Chief Executives, Secretaries, Governance/Compliance Officers and anyone with responsibility for arranging and/or facilitating an AGM.