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COMPANY LAW - 02.04.2024

What’s new at Companies House?

The latest set of Companies House (CH) reforms aim to improve the reliability of the Register of Companies and help combat fraud. 4 March saw the first major implementation phase. How does this affect companies?
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COMPANIES HOUSE - 08.02.2024

Get ready for company law changes

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 gives Companies House the power to play a more substantial role in tackling economic crime. Companies House intends to implement the first set of updates on or soon after 4 March 2024. Two key changes coming in then are: ...
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COMPANY LAW - 02.01.2024

How to prevent fraudulent misrepresentation

Shares in one security company were sold to another. Soon after, the purchaser refused to pay most of the consideration, claiming it had been duped into the transaction. What form did the alleged misrepresentation take, and what was the outcome in this case?
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CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING - 11.12.2023

Using a share-for-share exchange

The board would like to set up a holding company to hold the shares in the trading company to protect the trading company’s assets. The external accountant has suggested this is achieved by a share-for-share exchange. How does this work?
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COMPANY LAW - 29.11.2023

Company’s class rights variation determined by court

Companies must follow the right procedure when changing the rights attached to a class of their shares. A recent case illustrates the confusion that can arise if a bespoke procedure in the articles is not drafted carefully enough. What happened here, and how can other companies avoid this tricky situation?
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DATA PROTECTION - 31.10.2023

How to respond to a subject access request

A council has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to process data subject access requests (SAR) quickly enough. Responding to these requests can be onerous. How can small businesses comply with the law without wasting time and resources?
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Running a business - Company law

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COMPANY LAW - 02.04.2024

What’s new at Companies House?

The latest set of Companies House (CH) reforms aim to improve the reliability of the Register of Companies and help combat fraud. 4 March saw the first major implementation phase. How does this affect companies?
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