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Board Support services

The needs of one business will vary at times from the needs of another.  Contact us today to discuss your Company's requirements on 01444482222 or caroline@carolinebuchanbarrister.co.uk

With that in mind I want to give you just what your business requires and in a cost-effective way that relieves you of the extra administrative burden.

Whether you are a small or medium sized business private company, 
considering going public or AIMS listed having a committed co sec with legal expertise can really help you.


From registering a new company and providing a registered office address where you know a qualified barrister and co sec is on hand to deal with any legal notices or other correspondence, to acting as your own personal co sec/legal director, non-executive director or trustee on a retainer basis. 

I know that my clients want more than just an annual confirmation statement filed therefore I provide the following valuable services for when you require that additional assistance.

 
  • Company Formation and restructuring – advice on company structure, expansion into other jurisdictions and JVAs, due diligence checks, drafting Articles of Association and Shareholder Agreements (Business pre-nups), share purchase agreements, corporate governance and regulatory issues and directors' and trustees' responsibilities
     
  • Provision of your Registered Office -  the secure holding and updating of your statutory books and immediate attention given to any urgent or legal correspondence
     
  • Company Secretarial assistance with your company's financial and regulatory administration - which can help to improve the attractiveness of your Company ahead of any proposed fundraising
  • Board meeting support - drafting of minutes and resolutions
  • Annual Reporting and Corporate Governance obligations 
     
  • Full Board Support - including appointments and terminations of officers (directors), annual reporting, drafting agendas, attending meetings and taking the minutes creating a proper paper trail of decisions taken that can be used to justify actions further down the line in the event of disputes or a query by the tax man, and organising AGMs
     
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, restructures and disposals – drafting of contracts, advice on selling off unwanted assets and non-core businesses, assistance with raising finance, personal and company guarantees, registration of charges and taxation overview
  • Share schemes - Help with your Shareholder Agreements, share options and share schemes
     
  • Insurance, Risk Management and Reputation Management
     
  • Due Diligence - checks and advice on achieving good Corporate Governance for your company 
     
  • Information and Data Protection issues and updates 
     
  • advice on recent changes to legislation - that might effect your business, for example, the Bribery Act and auto-enrolment pension compliance 
     
  • Liaison with professional advisors -  auditors, tax, finance, HR and coaching, banking and liaison with HMRC 
     
  • Help with fulfilling your Employment law obligations
 

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