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Model signature clauses

Model signature clausesIt is important, both for the company and the signatory, that contracts and other documents are signed properly. Our model sets out appropriate signature clauses for different situations.Is execution required?In most cases, the... Read more

Directors' personal guarantees

Directors' personal guaranteesBanks often require a company's directors to personally guarantee their company's borrowings. They sometimes want security for the guarantee over a director's assets as well. ProtectionThere is legal protection in place to s... Read more

Company accounts key facts

Company accounts key factsCompanies have to keep adequate financial records that are used to prepare their annual accounts. Our summary takes you through the basics.Records and accountsA company has to keep adequate financial records of its transacti... Read more

Inspection and copying of company records summary

Inspection and copying of company recordsShareholders and others have the right to inspect and obtain copies of many of the registers and records kept by a company. Our note summarises what records a company needs to keep and where, as well as who ca... Read more

Competition law summary

Competition law summaryThe penalties for falling foul of competition law can be significant. Our summary gives you the facts, as well as tips on what to look out for. The prohibitionsCompetition law seeks to create a level playing field in business b... Read more

Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Modern slavery and human trafficking statementLarger companies have to produce a statement setting out what they do to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in their business or supply chain. Use our drafting notes to help put t... Read more

Joint ventures summary

Joint ventures summaryIf you have a business idea but need some third party input to bring it to fruition, a joint venture might be the solution. Our summary takes you through the key points to consider.What is a joint venture?A joint venture (JV) de... Read more

Intellectual property rights summary

Intellectual property rights summaryIP refers to the ownership of ideas and their representation. It is often a company's greatest asset and requires protection. Use our summary to identify what IP rights you have and how to protect them.FormRepresent... Read more

Dormant companies summary

Dormant companies summaryWhy would you want a dormant company, and are there any requirements associated with one? Just sleepingA dormant company is one that is does not trade, so why keep it on the register? Sometimes it's accidental - a business fiz... Read more

Corporate insolvency procedures summary

Corporate insolvency procedures summaryCorporate insolvency is littered with technical jargon. Use our summary table to make sense of it all. Insolvency basicsMost business professionals come across corporate insolvency at some point. Whether your co... Read more
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