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Co-operative and community benefit societiesWhat is a co-operative or community benefit society?A co-operative society or community benefit society...
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19th May
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AIM Rules for Companies—Rules 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16—disclosure of corporate transactionsThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rules 12,...
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19th May
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) Corporate Governance CodeThe Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that...
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19th May
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Clause 1.1 —Add the following definition: PIK Notes means Payment in Kind Notes; [Loan note...
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19th May
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Returning capital to shareholders—B share schemesWhat is a B share scheme and why is it used?A B share scheme is one method used by UK companies to...
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Produced in partnership with Glafkos Tombolis 19th May
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DTR Resource Note—DTR 5—Vote Holder and Issuer Notification RulesThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Chapter 5 of the Disclosure...
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19th May
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Takeover Code—Rule 34—Right of withdrawalThis Resource Note outlines the main provisions of Rule 34 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code),...
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19th May
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Continuing obligations—vote holder and issuer notification rules (DTR 5)This Practice Note focuses on the notification obligations of holders of...
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19th May
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Equity warrants—private companyThis Practice Note provides an overview of equity warrants in the context of private company investment. Listed equity...
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19th May
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Payments for a director’s loss of office—transfer of an undertakingThe Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) contains provisions that require payments made by...
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19th May
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Alternate directorsThis Practice Note considers the appointment and removal of alternate directors, their status, powers, duties and liabilities and...
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19th May
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General meetings—notice requirements for private and unlisted public companiesA general meeting must satisfy certain requirements set out in the...
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19th May
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Notifying changes in share capital to Companies House—statement of capitalCoronavirus (COVID-19): Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some...
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19th May
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Class rights and variation of class rightsA company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share...
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19th May
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The Directors[insert company name][insert company address][insert date]Dear Directors,[insert company name] Limited (the Company)[I, OR We,][insert...
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19th May
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Company restoration—restoration by court orderWhy restore a company to the register?When a company has been struck off it may be possible for an...
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19th May

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Can a scheme of arrangement be approved by a virtual meeting of creditors or shareholders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?The procedure for a...
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Produced in partnership with Ryan Hocking of Gatehouse Chambers 31st Jul
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Have there been any changes to the filing obligations of limited partnerships due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?Due to the impact of the...
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31st Jul
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Can my force majeure clause protect me against the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)?Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the...
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31st Jul
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My company needs to enter into a document as a deed but everyone is working from home. Is it possible to execute a deed by virtual means?Many...
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31st Jul
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Can a company suspend or cancel a dividend in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...
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31st Jul
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Can I rely on ‘Certificates of Force Majeure’ issued by the Chinese government confirming that coronavirus (COVID-19) is force majeure as a force...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Colbey of Lamb Chambers 31st Jul
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If I can’t meet the people I am contracting with to sign a contract, how do I execute a contract by virtual means?Many businesses are closing their...
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31st Jul
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Business continuity plan—BCP—a practical guideThis Practice Note explains what a business continuity plan (BCP) is and the regulatory requirements in...
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Produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal 31st Jul
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How can I file my form SH02 and other forms that cannot be filed online during coronavirus (COVID-19)?Companies House has issued guidance to customers...
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31st Jul
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What are the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for general meetings and AGMs?On 24 February 2021 the Chartered Governance...
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31st Jul
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—tax implicationsThe government has announced a number of measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis either that...
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31st Jul
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Can an agreement be terminated for frustration due to coronavirus (COVID-19)?What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a...
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31st Jul
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How do I activate a force majeure provision?There is no judicially accepted definition of the term ‘force majeure’, so what the parties mean by it...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Nicholas of Browne Jacobson 31st Jul
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—key financial services issuesBREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit...
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31st Jul
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Has the Regulator issued any guidance for community interest companies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?On 30 March 2020, the Office of the...
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31st Jul
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What are the options for emergency equity fundraisings for listed companies in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?With the coronavirus...
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31st Jul
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (original version to 30 June 2020)This Practice Note considers the original Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention...
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31st Jul
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Shareholder’s guide to dealing with a company in financial difficultiesSTOP PRESS: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (CIGA 2020) is in force...
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31st Jul
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Reform of UK insolvency lawsBackgroundThe coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a significant impact on businesses around the world, putting many at...
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31st Jul
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020—temporary changes to the wrongful trading regime [Archived]What is the background to the temporary...
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31st Jul

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