Guides

Professional Company Secretarial Solutions

We always advise contacting us to discuss your specific circumstances, but we have provided some general guides here for your information.

Key provisions of the Model Articles

The Model Articles are a set of government prescribed articles of association used when a company does not specify any others. Here we set out an overview of the key provisions they contain.

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Corporate Governance for Smaller PLCs

An overview of the corporate governance framework for smaller PLCs with a particular emphasise on the Quoted Companies Alliance’s Governance Guidelines for Smaller Quoted Companies.

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Roles and responsibilities of a Company Secretary

The roles and responsibilities of a company secretary vary from company to company, but here we set out the details of some of the more common areas of responsibility for a private company secretary.

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Articles of Association

The articles of association are the governing document for a company. Our guide covers an introduction to how they work and the key terms generally included.

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What is a Process Agent

A guide to what a process agent (or agent for the service of process) is and how it fits into the Civil Procedure Rules. An example appointment clause is also included.

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Directors’ Duties

All directors of UK companies owe certain statutory duties. The most well known of these is to act in the best interests of the company and the Companies Act 2006 has codified these.

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Setting up a UK subsidiary

For overseas companies new to the UK, there can be many benefits in setting up a UK subsidiary company, but there are many factors to consider before doing so. Here we set out an overview of the main considerations.

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Shareholders’ Agreements

When there is more than one shareholder, it is often advisable to enter into a shareholders’ agreement to regulate their rights and responsibilities. Here we set out some of the common provisions in a shareholders’ agreement.

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Stock Transfer Form

The stock transfer form is a relatively simple document but a critical one. It is used for transferring the title to shares and here we set out an overview of how it works and provide blank forms for download.

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Address Services FAQ

Frequently asked questions relating to our mailing address, registered office and director’s service address service; providing a complete overview of the services.

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Declaring Dividends

A guide to the legal requirements relating to the declaration of dividends, as well as precedent documents needed to complete this.

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Buying a UK company

A comprehensive overview of the main areas to consider when buying a UK company from abroad. Covering the initial evaluation and diligence, through to post-completion implementation.

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Nominee Directors

Nominee Directors are often used in international structures, without due consideration of the risks and issues that they pose. Here we look at some of the key obligations of a UK nominee director.

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Escrow Scams

We look at some of the key features of the Escrow scam and how you can avoid being caught by this.

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Escrow Agent FAQ

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions about our Escrow Service and how this works.

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