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Corporate law and governance


Corporate governance is critical to the successful running of an organisation. Penalties for taking shortcuts or getting it wrong are severe, involving heavy fines and even imprisonment. Whether it’s the terms of your articles of association, a shareholders’ agreement, a partnership issue or advising on best practice in the boardroom, our goal is to ensure the propriety and effectiveness of your decision-making procedures and a thorough awareness of the duties and powers of your board.

  • Our clients - plcs, large regional and national private companies, owner-managed businesses and partnerships. 
  • Specialists in corporate governance in the public sector - including the NHS and local authorities. 
  • 20 specialist corporate lawyers - based in Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and London. 
  • Regular seminars and bespoke board development training - including Companies Act 2006 and corporate governance best practice. 
  • Competitive fixed fee company secretarial product - we administer in excess of 500 companies for both UK and international clients. The service includes registered office hosting, minutes for approval of accounts and online access to the statutory registers we maintain. 
  • Niche service to overseas organisations looking to set up/to start a business in the UK.

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Sole director decisions Another perspective

In an unreported case (Re Active Wear Limited (in Administration)), the High Court has ruled that an out-of-court administration appointment, instigated by a sole director of a company with unmodified model articles, was valid notwithstanding the earlier decision of Deputy Judge Farnhill (also in the High Court) in the case Hashmi v Lorimer-Wing (also known as Re Fore Fitness Investments Holdings Ltd) [2022] EWHC 191 (Ch) (02 February 2022).

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Browne Jacobson’s North West dealmakers advise on shipping and logistics business acquisition of Lancashire based World Options

Browne Jacobson’s Manchester based corporate lawyers have advised tech enabled shipping and logistics service provider, World Options on its majority buyout by Italian headquartered MBE Worldwide (“MBE”) for an undisclosed sum.

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Brace of awards for Browne Jacobson at Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022

Browne Jacobson’s corporate finance team is celebrating after winning the prestigious “Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ award at this year’s East Midlands Dealmakers Awards.

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Browne Jacobson re-appointed onto legal panel of UK’s leading consortium of public bodies

National law firm Browne Jacobson has been named again as one of EM Lawshare’s (EMLS) legal partners after successfully bidding to support them in their core legal work.

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