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Company formation and start-up solicitors

There are a number of steps to take in the process of registering a company and every business is different which means that there will be different approaches to take.

You also have to consider what type of business you are registering and this will be dependent upon your specific requirements.

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What is company formation registration?

Forming a company can be a time-consuming process but it is an exciting time for a new business. Company formation refers to the legal registration of a business and this is required in the initial set up stage.

Spencer Churchill Solicitors aim to make the company formation and registration process go as smoothly as possible.

Starting a company requires the right information and documentation and we can provide expert advice and assistance throughout the process.

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What do you need to know to register a company?

In a process known as incorporation, you can begin to register your company and start your business journey.

In order to register a company, you will need to provide the following:

What you will need:

Name of the company you are registering.

Address of the company you are registering.

Name and contact details of the company director.

Company shareholder details.

Articles of Association.

Standard Industrial Classification identifier code.

Memorandum of Association.

What company formation advice do you offer?

Our specialists will work closely with you to make sure that your business is organised in the most efficient way that aligns with your business goals.

We offer advice on a wide range of company formation and registration concerns:

Formation of ‘off the shelf’ businesses

An ‘off the shelf’ company – or ready-made company – is a pre-registered company and is ready to be used straight away.

An ‘off the shelf’ company may be purchased if a company is needed quickly and waiting on Companies House to process the application is too lengthy a process.

Partnership / LLP Incorporation

One of the most common businesses in the UK is a partnership business.

A partnership business enables you to go into business with someone else and each partner will share to varying degrees management of the business.

To find out more information about our legal advice on partnerships and LLP incorporation, contact us.

Shareholders Agreements

A shareholders’ agreement is an agreement made by shareholders within a company and it governs the relationship between each shareholder and to the company management and ownership of shares.

Shareholder agreements safeguard shareholders in case anything goes wrong in the business and puts a plan in place for the future of the business.

To find out more information about our legal advice on shareholder agreements, contact us.

Corporate Restructuring

Corporate restructuring is a process of modifying the structure of its business or operations. Sometimes this can be considered if the business is in jeopardy.

We can advise clients on various methods of corporate restructuring including management buy-outs, conversions and merging.

To find out more information about our legal advice on corporate restructuring, contact us.

Forming Corporate Groups

A corporate group is a set of companies within a parent company but it operates as one unit. A group company structure can protect valuable assets and can be useful for organisational strategies.

To find out more information about our legal advice on forming corporate groups, contact us.

Why Choose Spencer Churchill Solicitors for company formation and registration advice?

We are an experienced and dynamic law firm offering specialist company formation advice to ambitious entrepreneurs who want to establish their new business.

We offer expert advice on company formation and registration. We can talk through any queries you may have and tailor a service that suits you and your needs.

Transparent, open and tailored advice is at the heart of what we do and Spencer Churchill Solicitors have the skill and experience to guide you through the process of forming and registering your business.

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Company formation registration FAQ

Can I register a company by myself?

Anyone is able to register a company by themselves via direct communication with Companies House.

However, Companies House is a government agency and cannot offer tailored advice to your needs. This is why seeking specialist legal advice is important to make sure that you are making the best decision for you.

Can I choose any company name?

You have to choose a company name that is not already registered and one that would not be deemed offensive or contain sensitive words.

Why does my business need to be registered with Companies House?

Companies House is the UK’s registrar for companies and it is a legal requirement for minimal firms to register unless you are a sole trader.

What if my application is rejected by Companies House?

Sometimes company registration applications will be rejected for numerous reasons. It could be due to insufficient information or issues with the company name.

However, these problems are often easily fixable and you will have the opportunity to re-submit your application.

What is the Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation is a document issued to companies after registration as proof of their official existence.

This document will provide information concerning the company name, company number and incorporation date.

You will usually have to supply a Certificate of Incorporation to the bank when you open a business bank account.