Company Secretarial Services

For over 30 years A&L Goodbody’s company secretarial arm, Goodbody Secretarial Limited (GSL) has provided professional and dedicated corporate secretarial services to clients of A&L Goodbody.

We have a team of experienced company secretarial executives and look after almost 1,000 companies with each client having a key primary contact. GSL offers clear and concise advice on the statutory requirements and obligations applicable to each company. In conjunction with our Corporate department, GSL also plays a crucial part in company startups, corporate restructurings and commercial transactions.


As secretary, or shadow secretary, GSL can offer the following company secretarial services:

Annual statutory compliance services

  • Annual General Meeting – drafting the documentation and assisting with the holding of the meeting.
  • Annual Return – preparing the form and assisting with its filing in the CRO.
  • Annual Audit – liaising with auditors to ensure the financial statements are produced on time.

Company secretarial support services

  • Maintaining the company’s statutory registers on behalf of the directors, both in hard copy and electronic form and updating these as and when changes occur.
  • Drafting of minutes and resolutions as required for changes to the company or its constitution.
  • Ensuring CRO filings are made in relation to any such changes.
  • Keeping the minutes of board and general meetings on behalf of the company.
  • Acting as custodian for the company seal.
  • Providing a registered office address at our Dublin office and offering a mail forwarding service to the client’s address of choice.

Advanced company secretarial services

  • Organising, scheduling and attending board meetings, together with the taking of minutes and action points at those meetings
  • Preparation for and attendance at AGMs
  • Provision of the latest technology to facilitate board and shareholder meetings and the technological distribution of board papers

Other statutory compliance services, including:

  • Company incorporations
  • Registration/Administration of external companies (branches)
  • Registration of business names
  • Assisting with application/renewal of Section 137 Bonds
  • Advising on methods of strike off/dissolution of unwanted companies
  • Advising on administrative restorations of companies which have been struck off (within 12 months of dissolution)
  • Legalisation services
  • Assisting with reconstitution of company books

In an increasingly complex regulatory and compliance environment GSL provides the necessary vigilance and proficiency required of the Company Secretary, with an awareness of a company’s obligations and the ability to ensure that they are met.