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Can I incorporate my new company on a specific day?

16 Dec 2015
Following up on our previous blog, this is another question our company formation team is asked quite frequently. While it is possible, there are some restrictions to keep in mind. Occasionally new business owners ask about specific dates because it may carry special significance. In most cases, however, speed is the prevailing reason for a specific or same day company incorporation. ... Read More AboutCan I incorporate my new company on a specific day? »

By Rebecca Tasker

Can I incorporate my new company during Christmas?

10 Dec 2015
This is one of our most frequently asked questions this time of year. While everyone is feeling festive and maybe even enjoying a cup of cheer, you may need to register a new company. At this time of year, timescales are subject to change and deadlines can be earlier, so it is important to plan ahead and make sure you have all the required details in hand when you’re ready to form... Read More AboutCan I incorporate my new company during Christmas? »

By Lee Date

Why law firms should pay particular heed to Cybersecurity

25 Nov 2015
We are pleased to welcome to Kevin Magee, a new guest blogger, to the Jordans Limited blog this week. Kevin is the Managing Director of the UK office of CSPi , an information technology company with offices in the United States, Germany and the UK. By Kevin Magee What do the UK Government, the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and... Read More AboutWhy law firms should pay particular heed to Cybersecurity »

By Guest Blogger

4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’

16 Nov 2015
Traditionally, professional practices such as solicitors, architects and accountants, were constrained in the structure of their business to operate only as a partnership. In recent years, however, the opportunity has arisen for professional practices to incorporate as a limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and enjoy the advantages these structures provide. So... Read More About4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’ »

By Karen Bowley

Information – a key weapon in the fight against money laundering

10 Nov 2015
We are pleased to have Adam Wadsley, Assistant Manager of Jordans Corporate Law Limited, sharing his insight into Anti-Money Laundering regulations on the Jordans Limited blog. By Adam Wadsley Money laundering is the process by which the proceeds of crime are converted into legitimate assets, distancing them from their original source. Estimates vary and by their very... Read More AboutInformation – a key weapon in the fight against money laundering »

By Guest Blogger

Articles of Association: It pays to be prepared

08 Oct 2015
During the process of forming your company, you will have an important choice: What Articles of Association (‘Articles’) will you use? Perhaps you think the Model Articles will suit you fine but consider this, they have been prepared to work for all companies, large and small, general and niche. If your company is unique, your articles may need to be too. Articles are the... Read More AboutArticles of Association: It pays to be prepared »

By Karen Bowley

Unlimited Companies: The What, Why and When

28 Sep 2015
What is an unlimited company? An unlimited company is a type of private company. It has some features similar to a limited company. It is registered at Companies House and it has members (usually shareholders) and directors, among other standard features of limited companies. However, the shareholders (or members) of this type of company have unlimited liability. This... Read More AboutUnlimited Companies: The What, Why and When »

By Lee Date

5 Key Facts about Community Interest Companies

14 Sep 2015
Whilst a traditional view of business holds limited companies as vehicles for profit and charities as vehicles for philanthropic endeavours, the introduction of Community Interest Companies (CICs) in 2005 has helped bridge these two very distinct types of entity. CICs operate as one might expect of a limited company whilst ensuring that profits are pumped back into the community for... Read More About5 Key Facts about Community Interest Companies »

By Karen Bowley

Is a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business?

03 Sep 2015
A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the perfect choice if you’re looking for the protection of limited liability combined with the flexibility of operating as a partnership. Limited Liability Partnerships have been around since 2001 and offer greater freedom in terms of allocating profits, ease of membership, and confidentiality of internal organisational arrangements. They are also ... Read More AboutIs a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business? »

By Lee Date

The latest on The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

26 Aug 2015
Changes to the implementation timeline for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 were announced yesterday. The date when companies must begin keeping a Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) has been pushed from January 2016 to April 2016 and the date when it must be filed with the new "Check and Confirm" statement is now June 2016. Our infographic has... Read More AboutThe latest on The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 »

By Karen Bowley

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