New security checks for company formations – designated persons (DPs)

14 Jan 2019
It was announced at the beginning of December 2018 that additional ‘application checks’ would come into force with immediate effect at Companies House when requesting a new company formation. The checks are to identify ‘designated persons’ or DPs for short – a term used to identify individuals with financial sanctions imposed upon them by the United Nations (UN). Read More AboutNew security checks for company formations – designated persons (DPs) »

By Chris Mayfield

AML checks in the property sector: soft footprint and contractual issues related to outsourcing

20 Dec 2018
Implementing AML procedures at your workplace may be a costly task – not only in terms of financial, but especially human resources. That’s why many property developers are considering outsourcing AML checks, i.e. delegating them to a 3rd party solicitor. In this blog we will consider who is best placed to carry out AML checks within the property sector and the issues associated with outsourcing. Read More AboutAML checks in the property sector: soft footprint and contractual issues related to outsourcing »

By Amanda Barnes

Charity Governance Code: Decisions and actions of a Charity are the responsibility of its Board

21 Nov 2018
The Board of Trustees holds ultimate responsibility for good governance. By ensuring that both the governing documentation and purpose of the Charity are considered when undertaking any actions, Boards can assure that decisions are being made in accordance with the best interests of the Charity. Read More AboutCharity Governance Code: Decisions and actions of a Charity are the responsibility of its Board »

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How can you protect your brand name and why is it important?

30 Oct 2018
Your brand is your most fundamental intellectual property, your strength, your competitive advantage - instead of leaving it exposed to attacks from competitors and copycats, you should be guarding it. Read More AboutHow can you protect your brand name and why is it important? »

By Agnieszka Jablonska

Law and accounting – building stronger relationships through networking

09 Oct 2018
We are delighted to announce the launch of regional networking groups to help build stronger relationships between the accounting and legal professionals. Read More AboutLaw and accounting – building stronger relationships through networking »

By Chris Mayfield

Property management companies: Registering and director responsibilities

29 Aug 2018
The popularity of property management companies (‘PMC’) is high as the buy-to-let market remains buoyant. In this blog we consider the nature, set up and director responsibilities of a PMC. Read More AboutProperty management companies: Registering and director responsibilities »

By Adam Wadsley

Forming a company? Here are 5 company types you might not know exist

28 Aug 2018
Limited company is not the only option, we’ve listed several entity types that you might like to consider before incorporating your new company. Read More AboutForming a company? Here are 5 company types you might not know exist »

By Chris Mayfield

Charity Governance Code: The value of acting with integrity

23 Jul 2018
Following the negative media publicity certain charities have faced in recent times, Trustees will fully recognise the importance of this governance principle. As such, prioritising and monitoring their ongoing relationship with the public is an essential part of good charity governance. Read More AboutCharity Governance Code: The value of acting with integrity »

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Money laundering in the property market– how can developers comply with the latest AML regulations?

25 May 2018
There are potential problems for the property market becoming a hub for worldwide money laundering which have now been widely recognised. We are frequently being introduced to new anti-money laundering legislation, with the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive being the most recent example. Property Developers – Comply or not Comply? That is the Question Read More AboutMoney laundering in the property market– how can developers comply with the latest AML regulations? »

By Helen Basgallop

Charity Governance Code: Four steps charities can take towards effective leadership and compliance

21 May 2018
Leadership is the second of the seven principles of the Charity Governance Code, and it is a feature of governance that ultimately derives from the trustees. How can trustees take a proactive approach towards ensuring compliance with this principle? Read More AboutCharity Governance Code: Four steps charities can take towards effective leadership and compliance »

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