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See Q&A: Is it the company behind the trading name or the trading name which is the contracting party to the contract? Does a trading name have legal capacity to enter into a contract?, which confirms that a party can enter into a contract whereby one of the parties is referred to as Example Company Limited trading as Example Trading Name (with company registration number 123456), note however for identification purposes it is useful to include the registered company number, if the company is registered in this way. See also Practice Note: Forming enforceable contracts—authority—Companies registered under the Companies Act 2006.
In relation to the necessity to disclose company names, see Practice Note: Trading disclosures, which explains the situations where the registered name of a company must
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