Corporate Governance Services

Corporate governance covers the issues a company must follow in order to be compliant with statutory provisions.

We have a specialist team available to help you with all your legal services for Corporate Governance.

What is Corporate Governance?

Corporate governance covers the issues a company must follow in order to be compliant with statutory provisions.


Company Compliance and Regulatory Legal Services

With today’s ever increasing corporate governance requirements, it is more important than ever for company secretaries and company directors to keep up to date with all the latest regulations and statutory provisions – an unenviable task with the number and frequency of changes.

Our Corporate Lawyers can provide expert advice to in-house company secretarial teams and directors with our outsourced company secretarial services.

Types of organisations we work with include:
  • Publicly quoted companies
  • Private limited companies
  • Membership organisations
  • Property management companies
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
Types of Corporate Governance Services we provide:
  • Incorporation services or Incorporation of a company
  • Incorporation of limited companies and limited liability partnerships
  • Registered office and SAIL service
  • Reconstitution or update of statutory registers
  • Preparing and filing statutory documents at Companies House (Confirmation Statements, directors changes etc)
  • Share allotments and share transfers
  • Adoption of new articles of association
  • Share subdivisions, consolidations and re-denominations
  • Share re-designations and implementing new classes of shares
  • Share buy-backs and restructures
  • Advice on constitutional matters such as board and shareholder meetings
  • Advice and assistance with Strike-off

We regularly assist international parent companies managing their UK subsidiaries’ corporate governance. We provide the advice required on either a permanent, project or ad hoc basis to suit our client’s requirements.

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    Corporate Governance


    Covid-19 and Statutory Registers

    In light of government lockdown measures and the practice of social distancing many companies have been left unable to access their statutory registers. What happens if my company does not have statutory registers?

    Read our article in full >

    Property Management Services

    We can assist once the management company has been handed over. We act as registered office for many management companies and can also transfer shares when a property is subsequently bought or sold.

    How can we help >

    Are you breaching your corporate governance requirements in lockdown?

    If you are unsure of what the requirements are or whether you are meeting those requirements, or maybe you would just like some assistance or advice then please contact us today to request a due diligence review of your company’s corporate governance for £250 + VAT.

    Read our article in full >

    Top Tips for correctly filing company shares

    This podcast will help businesses to avoid filing mistakes that can be costly further down the line and have a negative impact on the company.

    Top tips for transferring company shares

    This podcast explains how transferring company shares is not as simple as you may think, and the processes you should follow.

    Top Tips for registering your company with Companies House

    This podcast is for new businesses looking to register their company and will help you avoid making mistakes that can be costly further down the line.

    Does my Private Limited company need a company secretary?

    A private limited company is no longer required to appoint a company secretary, unless the company’s articles of association state otherwise.

    How do I release a charge registered against a company at Companies House?

    Informing the registrar about the satisfaction, or part satisfaction of a charge is in the best interests of the charger (company over whom the charge is registered).

    Duties all company directors must comply with

    The Companies Act 2006 introduced a number of duties to which all company directors must comply. These duties include…

    Part 3: People with Significant Control Changes and Filings

    Part 3 of our series of articles on ‘people with significant control’ ((PSC’s) will highlight filing obligation which must be adhered to.

    Part 2: What is a PSC register and why should it be kept up-to-date?

    Where a Company is undergoing a transfer or allotment of shares, there may well be resultant changes to the PSC registers.

    The Importance of Calling Directors’ Meeting Correctly and Minute Taking

    Failure to properly hold a Directors meeting can have significant implications for a company and its directors.

    Part 1: Determining a PSC – what criteria needs to be satisfied?

    This article will consider the assessment criteria for the determination of a PSC status. A PSC is an individual who falls into one or more of the following…

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