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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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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
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil;...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a...
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9th Nov

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Written specifically for in-house lawyers in listed public companies newly tasked with company secretarial responsibilities, this guide aims to...
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24th Mar
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Why you need to manage this riskThe Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has pushed issues of modern slavery and human trafficking up the corporate...
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24th Mar
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1Introduction1.1Date of report:[insert date]Date of last report:[insert date]Author of report:[insert name and role]1.2This report identifies key...
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23rd Mar
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1Introduction1.1This document sets out procedures for the legal team in relation to:1.1.1matter opening and file maintenance;1.1.2matter...
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22nd Mar
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This Precedent acts as a central register of all your compliance, human resource and health and safety policies, plans...
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22nd Mar
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Please complete and email this form to the [[insert details of person nominated to receive risk reports]].If you wish to make an anonymous report, you...
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22nd Mar
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Risk scorecard (matrix)Probability ratingScoreLikelihood of risk materialisingBenchmark1Very lowOnly expected to occur in exceptional circumstances[Up...
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19th Mar
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The purpose of this questionnaire is to identify potential business risks. Please spend no more than [insert time eg 30 minutes] completing this form...
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19th Mar
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1GeneralDate of audit[Insert date of audit]Person completing audit[State name and position of person completing audit]2External risksComplete the...
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19th Mar
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1Overall risk appetite[Insert organisation name] has a [low OR medium OR high] risk appetite overall. [Insert organisation name] will act in...
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19th Mar
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Key words or phrases referred to in these signing/authorisation limits are defined in the ‘Terms’ table—see section 1 below.1TermsWord or...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Bourlet 19th Mar
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Please click for the Precedent Legal risk register.Please note that this register has been prepared in Excel and it therefore cannot be downloaded to...
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19th Mar
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Why you need to manage this riskInformation is an asset. Preserving and protecting that asset is critical to the commercial success of any...
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15th Mar
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Why you need to manage this riskThe purpose of corporate governance is to help build an environment of trust, transparency and accountability...
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Produced in partnership with Sarah Hillary of BDO and Charles Portsmouth of BDO 26th Feb
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What regulations need to be complied with and who is responsible for compliance programmes?In an organisation which is in a regulated sector, the...
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26th Feb
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This Practice Note, written for in-house lawyers, provides guidance on how to work effectively with senior managers to identify legal risks and sets...
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26th Feb
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Why you need to manage this riskThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force on 1 July 2011. It includes corporate offences of failure to prevent...
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25th Feb
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Why you need to manage this riskConfidential information is one of the most valuable assets of any business. Confidentiality is frequently the best...
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Produced in partnership with Ishika Patel of Lawyers on Demand 25th Feb
Q&As
For the purposes of this Q&A, we have assumed the company is incorporated in England and Wales and as such the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) applies...
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15th Feb
Precedents
This Decision-making framework should be used in conjunction with our Decision-making guide which sets out our organisation’s approach to decision...
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5th Feb

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