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The principle definedCompany decisions are made by way of resolutions of the shareholders. There are three ways in which a resolution of a company may...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 12th Jan
Practice notes
What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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Produced in partnership with Louise Wolfson. 12th Jan
Practice notes
Why restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an interested person to make an application to the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the obligation of an issuer who issues or proposes to issue financial instruments which are within the scope of the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Important-this provisional allotment letter (pal) is of value and is negotiable. It requires your immediate attention. The offer expires at [insert...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
What is an unregistered company?An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered under the Companies...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Shares in a company may be allotted or transferred to any number of holders (whether they are natural persons or corporate entities) to be held...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
This Practice Note summarises the procedure to amend or change a company’s articles of association in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 (CA...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
IntroductionA most favoured nation (MFN) clause entitles an investor to have visibility of side letter entitlements of other investors in the private...
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Produced in partnership with William Jones of RPC 12th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Please note that this precedent is for information only and is a memorandum setting out the details of the Model Code that was contained in the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
It is a fundamental rule of English company law that a limited company having a share capital must maintain that capital. This capital maintenance...
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Produced in partnership with Tessa Park of Moore Kingston Smith 12th Jan
Precedents
DRAFTING FOR BREXIT: For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on the drafting, negotiation and enforceability of this Precedent, see...
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9th Nov
Precedents
The [Secretary OR Directors][insert company name][insert company address][Insert date]Dear [[insert name] OR Company Secretary]Re: [insert company...
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9th Nov

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A company limited by guarantee is a type of company whose members have undertaken to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of it being...
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9th Dec
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Inconsistency between the name and registered number of a company on the face of a contract may create issues relating to identity, privity and...
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6th Dec
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The key legislation setting out charitable donations relief for companies is enshrined within Part 6 of the Corporation Tax Act 2010 (CTA 2010). There...
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6th Dec
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Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) sets out the meaning of ‘subsidiary’, stating that:‘A company is a ‘subsidiary’ of another company,...
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6th Dec
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We assume for the purposes of this Q&A that the entity is not a charity nor subject to special provisions by virtue of being regulated by a regulatory...
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6th Dec
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In answering this Q&A we have treated an incorporated charity as either:•a company limited by guarantee, or•a charitable incorporated organisation (a...
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6th Dec
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A properly formed registered company is a separate legal entity from its shareholders and has separate rights and liabilities as a separate legal...
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6th Dec
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Following the withdrawal of the proposal for a European private company (SPE), the European Commission put forward a proposal for a Directive on...
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6th Dec
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The process for incorporating a company limited by guarantee is almost identical to setting up any other company (see Practice Note: Companies limited...
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6th Dec
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Section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), for the purposes of defining a ‘subsidiary’, states that ‘...”company” includes any body...
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6th Dec
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A parent company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary simply by virtue of its status as parent. Each subsidiary has separate...
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6th Dec
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A co-operative society or community benefit society (registered society) may, by special resolution, convert into a company limited by shares or by...
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6th Dec
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Section 35(2) of the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 (C(AICE)A 2004) states that a company satisfies the community...
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6th Dec
Q&As
Before 1 August 2014, all societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 (or its predecessors) were legally referred to as...
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6th Dec
Q&As
We have assumed the company limited by guarantee in question is not a charity, which may be subject to additional regulatory requirements.A statement...
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6th Dec
Q&As
An unregistered company is a rare form of incorporated company that is not formed or registered under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) or under any...
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6th Dec
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A community interest company (CIC) is a type of limited liability company formed specifically for the purpose of carrying on business for social...
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6th Dec
Q&As
An unincorporated association:•is an organisation formed when two or more persons (the members) carry on activities together for a common purpose•does...
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6th Dec
Q&As
On 30 March 2020, the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies at Companies House (the Regulator) published an information page for...
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6th Dec
Q&As
This Q&A refers to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) guidance note, paragraphs 8.149–8.158, page 69, and specifically the following statement in...
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6th Dec

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