Many companies, charities, and not for profit organisations are considering how they are going to hold their annual general meeting this year and the legal position with regard to adjourning or postponing a general meeting is not straightforward. Ideally organisations should delay sending out a notice of an annual general meeting until the position becomes clearer, but this may not always be possible. Please see the attached article which may be of assistance.
Given the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, the convening of meetings is neither sensible nor advisable. In light of this, we have received a number of queries in relation to the postponement of AGMs, and how this can be dealt with in practice.