Companies and their directors have several constitutional duties and legal obligations. Failure to comply with such requirements could result in a decision being passed by the board or directors or shareholders which is invalid, consequently exposing the company to fines and liabilities and the directors possibly facing personal liability for any breach.
We assist our private and public company clients to avoid such problems by advising them on their current duties and obligations and drafting the necessary paperwork (ie board minutes, board resolutions, notices and minutes of shareholders’ meetings) to ensure all records are in order.
The corporate team regularly advises AIM-listed companies on UK corporate governance issues.
We also offer company secretarial services including:
- the incorporation of the company (adopting general or bespoke Articles of Association, which we can draft);
- making our office available as the registered office for the company;
- holding and ensuring that the company statutory books are maintained and kept up to date
- completing and filing all relevant paperwork at Companies House.
The service is particularly useful for overseas clients who have set up in the United Kingdom. We undertake to fully manage the company on your behalf and can also introduce you to suitably qualified accountants.