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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 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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More corporate governance reforms on the way

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The red flags in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme

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Recent corporate governance regime changes

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