346. Notice required of appointment of proxy etc

(1) The following provisions apply as regards —
(a) the appointment of a proxy, and
(b) any document necessary to show the validity of, or otherwise relating to, the appointment of a proxy.
(2) Any provision of the company's articles is void in so far as it would have the effect of requiring any such appointment or document to be received by the company or another person earlier than the following time—
(a) in the case of a meeting or adjourned meeting, 48 hours before the time for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting,
(b) in the case of a poll taken more than 48 hours after it was demanded, 24 hours before the time appointed for the taking of the poll,
(c) in the case of a poll taken not more than 48 hours after it was demanded, the time at which it was demanded.
(3) In calculating the periods mentioned in subsection (2) no account shall be taken of any part of a day that is not a working day.