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Articles of Association – Get it right at the start

All companies require either the model articles or bespoke articles of association upon incorporation and it is these articles which outline the rules that the company’s officers must adhere to when running the company. It is often the case that these articles should be as unique as your business and therefore, during the company formation process, we offer a choice of...
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How do I correct a mistake on the public register for my company?

Occasionally, we get questions from clients about how to fix errors about their company on the public register. The source of the errors may be for a variety of reasons, but the path to getting them corrected is usually by using the form RP02A. What is the form RP02A? The RP02A form is required by Companies House when you need to rectify information about your company. If...
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Property management companies: Limited by shares or guarantee?

As buy-to-let properties continue to increase in popularity, we have been seeing an increase in the number of requests we get for property management company formations. We also get a lot of questions about which is the best route to incorporation for this type of company - limited by shares or by guarantee? Let’s take a closer look at the company types to help determine which one...
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What is a Process Agent?

Process agent. It sounds a bit ominous, doesn’t it? Like a menacing villain in a James Bond film. He’s bringing something, but it isn’t flowers. The good news is process agents are actually quite useful and can be helpful in certain types of business transactions involving court proceedings. This week we are spotlighting process agents with our sister company, Jordans Trust Company. ...
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PSC Register: What is a relevant legal entity?

A PSC is by definition an individual, and not a legal entity. What if your company is owned or controlled by a legal entity, and not an individual? A legal entity must appear on the company’s PSC register if it is both relevant and registrable . A legal entity is relevant in relation to your company if it meets any one or more of the 5 conditions to being a PSC and: ...
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Post-Brexit: Why bother forming and running a UK company?

Debbie Farman is the Director of Legal Practice for Jordans Corporate Law and our Head of Corporate Law . Here she looks at the value of running a UK company post-Brexit. The reasons for forming a UK company, and doing business in the UK, with contracts drafted under UK law, are virtually the same after the UK/EU referendum vote on 23 June 2016 as before. These...
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What does your company do? New information required for company formations.

In addition to providing information about people of significant control (outlined in our previous blog ), from 30th June 2016, for the first time, company applications to Companies House will also have to include information about the intended business activity of the new limited company. Limited companies had not previously been required to provide this information until they filed...
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Who controls your company? New information required for company formations

Since 30th June 2016 businesses planning to register a new limited company need to provide Companies House with information about the people who will have control over the company to be incorporated (People of Significant Control or PSCs). So who is a PSC and how are they determined? anyone who holds more than 25% of the shares in the new company anyone...
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Director’s Duties: What happens when the tide comes in

We are pleased to have Dana Ewans, one of our Corporate Legal Advisors at Jordans Corporate Law, visiting the Jordans Limited blog again to talk about director's duties. Directors hold a very important role in UK limited companies, as well as other legal entities. Proper management of director’s duties helps ensure the success of the company. So what happens if something...
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Jordans Limited achieves ISO 27001 certification

We are pleased to announce that Jordans Limited recently achieved ISO 27001 certification. The impetus towards ISO 27001 certification began with a requirement within our Business Information services team. The team had to achieve this essential level of compliance because newly available government data is now only accessible to credit rating agencies with the ISO 27001 standard. ...
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