People of Significant Control – Part 2

Further to our recent article, Persons of Significant Control – Part 1, this part 2 of the series shall consider the PSC conditions 1, 2 and 3 in more detail. Condition 1 - directly or indirectly holds more than 25% of shares. Read more

People of Significant Control – Part 1

A recent query from Companies House as regards the people of significant control (“PSCs”) of a client company prompted a useful recap of the PSC Rules and it was considered useful to share. Read more

Written Resolutions

Although there has been much said of procedures to conduct a meeting amidst a worldwide pandemic, one should not forget that there is a useful alternative; the ability to use written resolutions. Read more

Anna Kaparaki – Greek International Women’s Award

Mackinnons are thrilled to see that our marine and shipping law solicitor, Anna Kaparaki, who joined us in 2018, has been shortlisted for this prestigious award within her home country of Greece. Read more

Enhanced Level 4 Restrictions - COVID 19 Update

With immediate effect the whole of Mainland Scotland is now subject to enhanced Level 4 restrictions.   With very few exceptions, these restrictions impose a legal requirement upon people leaving home other than for “essential purposes”. Read more

Changes ahead for Companies House and Company Officers?

The UK government ran a consultation from May to August 2019 on Corporate and Transparency Register Reform.   It was noted that the operations of Companies House had remained largely the same for many years and unfortunately, recently there have been increasing instances of misuse and concerns about accuracy. Read more

Directors’ duties revisited

Further to our Article Directors Duties in Difficult Times from April 2020, The Chartered Governance Institute has recently published guidance for directors providing a useful summary of their statutory duties and some practical guidance to enable compliance. Read more

Scottish Guidance on House Moves…and other positive news

Following upon the First Ministers announcement of Tuesday 22nd September 2020 regarding restrictions being further tightened as a result of a recent surge in Covid 19 cases, clarification on “house moves” has now been issued by the Scottish Government. Read more

Why it pays to stick to the redundancy consultation requirements

It is clear that the current Coronavirus pandemic is having the biggest impact on employment since the Oil and Gas downturn in 2007. As a result of these ever-changing times, and while facing the potential of mass redundancies, it may be tempting to gloss over consultation requirements. Read more

Going it alone in 2020?

Have you made a career decision during lockdown to go it alone in 2020?

Perhaps you have had time to reflect whilst on furlough; unfortunately you have been made redundant; or perhaps you have continued to work either in the office or remotely but have decided it is time to follow… Read more
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Latest ASPC Results

The recent publication of the statistics for the fourth quarter of 2022 (produced by the ASPC in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen Business School, Centre for Real Estate Research) provides an interesting insight into market activity during the last quarter of 2022. The main points of note are as follows:

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New Year's Resolution?

2022 offered some interesting debate about sole director companies which had chosen to implement the Model Articles and how (or whether) certain provisions of the Model Articles applied (or not).

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