Requirements of the company seal
Requirements of the company seal

The following Commercial guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Requirements of the company seal
  • Requirements for all company seals
  • Seals for use outside the United Kingdom
  • Seals for use in securities documents

This Practice Note provides practical guidance regarding the requirements of the company seal. Where a company has a seal and it is being utilised, practitioners must ensure that it complies with the relevant section of the Companies Act 2006. However, note that not all companies have a company seal and even companies that do have seals are not obliged to execute simple documents under seal. For further details see Practice Note: Execution formalities—companies.

Requirements for all company seals

Company seals are required to have the company's name clearly and legibly inscribed on them. Failure to comply with this requirem