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This Practice Note summarises the traditional fiduciary duties of company directors, including the duty to act in the best interests of the company,...
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20th Oct
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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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19th Oct
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This Practice Note provides an overview of the agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a private limited company (target): the share purchase...
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19th Oct
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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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16th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some Companies House filing and other administrative procedures have been...
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12th Oct
Precedents
Definitions Delete the existing definition of ‘Consideration’ in Precedent: Share purchase agreement—pro-buyer—corporate...
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26th Sep
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A director who is in any way, directly or indirectly, interested in:•a proposed transaction or arrangement with the company of which they are a...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) IMPACT: Certain filing and registration deadlines are extended by temporary measures introduced to mitigate the consequences of...
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26th Sep
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BREXIT IMPACT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit, see Impact...
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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, content and scope of a comfort letter prepared by the auditors of a company preparing to offer...
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26th Sep
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The agreement of the members of a company is required to make certain changes to a company, such as amending its constitution, name or share capital,...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and authority to bind...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
What is a company's constitution?A company’s 'constitution' is defined under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) as including:•the company’s articles of...
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25th Sep

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In order to limit corporate identity fraud, typically arising via unauthorised changes to company records, Companies House offers a free protected...
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28th Sep
Q&As
A UK company must maintain a registered office at all times to which all communications and notices may be addressed. It must be stated in the...
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28th Sep
Q&As
There is no right of inspection whatsoever in relation to board minutes (Companies Act 2006, s 248 (CA 2006)) and accordingly members of the company,...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Regulation 25(1) of the Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/17) requires...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Tracing through non-registrable entities until one identifies registrable people with significant control (PSCs), or until one concludes there are no...
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28th Sep
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The people with significant control (PSC) regime applies to UK incorporated companies limited by shares or guarantee (including community interest...
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28th Sep
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The PSC regime applies to UK incorporated companies limited by shares or guarantee (including community interest companies), LLPs, unlimited companies...
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28th Sep
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CA 2006, s 790K states that the register should show the required particulars of a registrable PSC, including ‘the nature of his or her control over...
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28th Sep
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As a result of the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/693 (2017 Regulations) coming into force on...
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28th Sep
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The section 84 and Schedule 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEEA 2015) specifically abolish the issue of bearer shares,...
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28th Sep
Q&As
We have a number of materials available within Disclosure of beneficial ownership—overview, including a template PSC register within the ‘Forms’...
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28th Sep
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There are no specific late filing penalties set down in relation to the people with significant control (PSC) regime, although it is anticipated that...
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28th Sep
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In accordance with the Companies (Company Records) Regulations 2008, SI 2008/3006 a company may keep company records referred to in the provisions...
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28th Sep
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Might a lender holding a legal mortgage (or Scottish pledge) of shares be considered a PSC?Based on a direct interpretation of the conditions...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Ritchie of XXIV Chambers 28th Sep
Q&As
As more fully described in Practice Note: Trading disclosures, the Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures)...
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28th Sep
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The two main categories of entity that should be recorded on a PSC register are registrable individuals with 'significant control' (as defined in...
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28th Sep
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We assume that:•each company will be holding its own board meeting to consider and approve the matters•the same directors will be attending each board...
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28th Sep
Q&As
In answering this Q&A we have assumed that the company in question is a private company limited by shares.Due diligenceIf paperwork relating to share...
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28th Sep
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The people with significant control regime (PSC regime) applies to UK incorporated companies limited by shares or guarantee (including community...
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28th Sep

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