The final provisions of the Companies Act 2006 came into force in October 2009. The Act heralded by biggest shake up of British company law in over a generation. Some of these changes related directly to the preparation of financial information and the position of auditors and were well documented in the accountancy journals and professional updates. However, many of the more general changes to company law that were less well publicised to the accountancy profession also impact directly upon the work undertaken by accountants in small and medium practices. In this presentation (which was originally delivered to accountancy firms and their professional bodies during 2010) company law specialist Martin Frost of Denison Till solicitors highlights some of the key changes the 2006 Act introduced. Martin points out where accountants and their director and company clients can take advantage of the new provisions to reduce bureaucracy and costs. He also flags up where the bear-traps lie for the unwary!