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running governing body and board meetings and AGMs effectively during COVID-19

27 May 2020

This webinar took place on Tuesday 26 May and is now available on-demand.

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Like most aspects of daily life, governing body and board decision-making has been impacted by the current coronavirus outbreak - whether it is the type of decisions needed, and/or a climate where more reactive urgent decisions may be required.

Likewise academy trusts who plan to hold Annual General Meetings or General Meetings may want to put plans in place well in advance to manage them effectively.

In this webinar education legal experts Nick MacKenzie and Dominic Swift will:

  • Look at the different options for maintained school Governing Bodies and Academy Trust Boards to make decisions when physical meeting are not possible
  • Share some hints and tips for managing ‘virtual meetings’ effectively including ideas for meeting discipline/etiquette
  • Consider potential agenda items that Governing Bodies and Boards may want to consider and what ‘routine’ business may be postponed
  • Offer some reflections about what sort of changes you may want to take from the current approaches and adopt permanently when physical meetings can resume
  • For academy trusts, set out your options for effectively running Annual General Meetings (where required by the Articles) and General Meetings when social distancing rules are in place.

Please click below to see this webinar on-demand.

Running governing body and board meetings and AGMs effectively during COVID-19

our speakers

Dominic Swift

Dominic Swift


Dominic specialises in commercial property and property development law advising on all aspects of development transactions; advises on property elements of insolvency and banking.

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Nick MacKenzie

Nick MacKenzie


Nick is a member of the firm’s board. He specialises in corporate and governance advice in the education sector.

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