291. Discharge of functions where office vacant or secretary unable to act
Where in the case of any company the office of secretary is vacant, or there is for any other reason no secretary capable of acting, anything required or authorised to be done by or to the secretary may be done—
(a) by or to an assistant or deputy secretary (if any), or
(b) if there is no assistant or deputy secretary or none capable of acting, by or to any person authorised generally or specifically in that behalf by the directors.