Company law revision question and answer

In a company with a share capital:
i) What is the members right to appoint a proxy
ii) What are the rights of the proxy so appointed?

ANSWER
 At common law a shareholder is entitled to attend a general meeting of a company in person or proxy.
Under section 136 (1) of the Companies Act a member of a company entitled to attend and vote at a meeting of the company is entitled to appoint another person whether a member or not as his proxy to attend and vote instead of him.
The appointment is effected completion and submission to the company of the proxy form.

To attend the general meeting instead of the member.
 To join other members and/or proxies to demand voting poll.
 To vote poll.
 To speak at the meeting in the case of a private company meeting.

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