Can a child be a member of an LLP?

04 Feb 2016
Can a minor under the age of 18 legally join a company? Though such requests are quite unusual when forming a new company or LLP, they do arise from time to time. Let’s take a closer look at a minor becoming a member of an LLP : There is no statutory prohibition on persons under 18 years of age being proposed as members of an LLP but under general contract law,... Read More AboutCan a child be a member of an LLP? »

By Karen Bowley

Can I reserve a company name?

19 Jan 2016
This is another common company formation question. There is no mechanism that allows you to reserve a company name with the intention of incorporating the company at a later date. So, the simple answer is no, it is not possible to reserve a company name . If you are concerned about someone else taking a specific name, then the only way to safeguard this is to register a company... Read More AboutCan I reserve a company name? »

By Tom Wakerley

Can I get a readymade company?

13 Jan 2016
What is a readymade company? A readymade company, also known as an ‘off-the-shelf’ company, is one that already exists. A private limited company pre-registered at Companies House that has never traded, but is ready to use immediately. Once a popular method through which to set up a new company due to the lengthy incorporation process, today there are few advantages to... Read More AboutCan I get a readymade company? »

By Karen Bowley

The top 5 most popular sensitive words for company names

04 Jan 2016
Don't get caught out by ‘Sensitive words and expressions’ The importance of choosing a successful business name seems quite simple, doesn’t it? This single aspect of registering a new company is a critical piece of the puzzle you don’t want to catch you out. What are sensitive words and expressions? Certain words and phrases, because of their potential to mislead,... Read More AboutThe top 5 most popular sensitive words for company names »

By Karen Bowley

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

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