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Are you a member or director of a new company?

01 Mar 2016
We are pleased to have Karina James-Wiltshire, one of our Chartered Legal Executives at Jordans Corporate Law, visiting the Jordans Limited blog this week to share useful tips on the differences between members and directors. By Karina James-Wiltshire What is the difference between members, directors and trustees? This is a great question we received recently, as... Read More AboutAre you a member or director of a new company? »

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Family businesses – fair shares?

14 Feb 2014
Family dynamics are such that within family businesses there is greater potential for disagreement than in other types of business. Conflict can often arise around the issue of shares. But much of this can be avoided by making changes to the constitution ( the articles ) of the company from the outset. Here are our top 10 points to consider in this area before taking the... Read More AboutFamily businesses – fair shares? »

By Adrian Healey

Family companies – can children hold shares?

14 Feb 2014
In England and Wales* there is no prohibition on a person under the age of 18 (a minor) becoming a member of a company and holding shares.  However, the child can reject or set aside the agreement for the shares while they are still under the age of 18.   The best practice, therefore, is to avoid a minor becoming registered as a member of a company. This is especially so... Read More AboutFamily companies – can children hold shares? »

By Carol Prince

Shares or guarantee - getting it right from the start

14 Feb 2014
Kathleen O’Reilly, our Head of Internal Legal Services highlights the importance of getting the right corporate structure from the outset. Clients often ask if it’s possible to change from a guarantee company to a company limited by shares and vice versa. Unfortunately it is not and this highlights the importance of getting the right company structure for your needs from the... Read More AboutShares or guarantee - getting it right from the start »

By Carol Prince

Joint shareholders Q and As

14 Feb 2014
A quick round-up of frequently asked questions. Q : Do joint shareholders have equal rights? A : The simple and straightforward answer is “no”. Under s286 of the CA06 (previously regulation 55 of Table A) the first person named in the register of members (the senior holder) has the right to vote at meetings, appoint a proxy and sign a shareholders' written resolution... Read More AboutJoint shareholders Q and As »

By Adrian Healey

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