Podcast Location:
Download it here [file size: 52.5 MB]
Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
Banking and Financial Services
CPD Points:
Up to 1 point. details »

Due to the difference in guidelines between the SRA and the Bar Standards Board, CPD points are awarded differently for Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives:

Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
Listen only, gain ½ a CPD point (30 minutes)

Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with the requirements and purpose of the Strategic Report.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the Strategic Report is;
  • Be aware of the importance of the dialogue between a company and its shareholders;
  • Know what the other elements of the Annual Report are, besides the Strategic Report;
  • Understand the impact of the banking crisis on corporate governance;
  • Be aware of the specific content requirements of the Strategic Report;
  • Know the impact of the new provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code;
  • Understand the different reporting requirements for group companies;
  • Be aware of the Financial Reporting Council’s Financial Reporting Lab.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Procedural
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In this CPDcast, Mark Cardale, a Qualified Solicitor and Chartered Secretary, looks at the Strategic Report, which for most UK companies forms the principal narrative section of their Annual Report and Accounts. Mark provides an overview of the Strategic Report, takes us through the other elements of the annual report and looks at the specific requirements of the Strategic Report.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 38:10

Date Recorded: 15th July 2015

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