Public Limited Companies (plcs) - your questions answered

20 Feb 2015
Q:  What is a plc ? A : It is a limited liability company whose shares may be freely sold and traded to the public. A plc’s shares may be listed on a stock exchange Q: What are the restrictions to form a plc ?  The key points are: A public limited company requires a minimum of two directors It must appoint a qualified company... Read More AboutPublic Limited Companies (plcs) - your questions answered »

By Lee Date

Right to manage companies - your questions answered

26 Jan 2015
Q:  What is a Right to Manage Company? A:  Right to Manage Companies (RTMs) were introduced for the protection and benefit of flat owners in shared buildings.  In the past, some freehold owners of blocks of flats abused their position by either charging exorbitant service charges and/or failing to adequately maintain the common parts.  It was difficult for... Read More AboutRight to manage companies - your questions answered »

By Karen Bowley

Four legal issues every business should know about

19 Jan 2015
Whether you operate as a limited company or not, there are legal issues every business, small or large, needs to consider in order to reduce their risk.  With your business at the forefront of your considerations, ask yourself these questions: Terms and conditions Are you minimising your legal risks by clearly setting out your obligations and liability to your... Read More AboutFour legal issues every business should know about »

By Karen Bowley

Beat the competition to new, prestigious company names

08 Jan 2015
31 January 2015 will see the sensitive words legislation changing with changes also expected to the "same as" legislation.  This will provide businesses with a unique opportunity to secure new, prestigious company names previously unavailable to them. Under The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (No.3140) a... Read More AboutBeat the competition to new, prestigious company names »

By Karen Bowley

Apostille - How to authenticate documents for use abroad

10 Nov 2014
What is an Apostille? An apostille is a certification provided under the Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. The sole function is to certify the authenticity of the signature of the document. Put simply, an apostille is a certificate that is attached to another document so that it will be accepted when used overseas. Why... Read More AboutApostille - How to authenticate documents for use abroad »

By Tom Wakerley

Increase in company formations signals economic vitality in the UK

10 Nov 2014
In the first six months of 2014, 302,028 companies were formed in the UK. This compares to 260,380 company formations in the second half of 2013 – a 16% increase. The figures capture everything from significant subsidiaries formed by large international conglomerates to small business people just starting out and setting-up their first limited company. Whilst there are many... Read More AboutIncrease in company formations signals economic vitality in the UK »

By Carol Prince

Bright spark joins our Company Formations team

10 Nov 2014
Nikki Bedford is the newest member of Jordans Company Formations team having recently graduated with a law degree from the University of the West of England in Bristol. Here, Nikki tells us a little bit about her background, the challenges her new role presents and what the future might hold for her and the company formations sector... Q: Why did you choose to... Read More AboutBright spark joins our Company Formations team »

By Carol Prince

Company names – “same as” legislation

07 Oct 2014
Companies House has complex rules regarding same / similar names, plurals, symbols and terms requiring justification. Before even choosing a name you should check to ensure your chosen name is not the “same as” an existing name on the index of company names , or differs from one in only a trivial way. Should you use Jordans as your company formation provider we will be... Read More AboutCompany names – “same as” legislation »

By Adrian Healey

Top tips for choosing a name for your company

07 Oct 2014
Choosing a company name sounds simple, doesn’t it? But this single aspect of the company formation process can be a minefield, even for those in the know. Whilst selecting a name can be a fun and creative thing to do, it can also prove to be a complicated, frustrating and an exhausting process.  Here are our top tips to get you started: Now you need to consider whether... Read More AboutTop tips for choosing a name for your company »

By Adrian Healey

Pre-emption rights explained

07 Oct 2014
Q: In relation to shares, what are pre-emption rights? A: They are rights which protect an existing shareholder by ensuring they’re made aware of any potential movement in shares. This could include, for example, another shareholder wishing to transfer their shares or the company issuing new shares. Q: I hold ordinary shares in a private company. Do my shares automatically... Read More AboutPre-emption rights explained »

By Debbie Farman

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