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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.  Although some points are aimed at public companies, the summary and practical guidance... Read more

Going it alone in 2020?

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

Filing Requirements – Temporary Modifications

The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 came into force on 27 June 2020.  These Regulations introduce measures which allow businesses more time to deal with company administration matters meaning they can focus on the operation of their business. Read more

Are your annual accounts due to be filed?

If your annual company accounts are due to be filed and you are having difficulty finalising these during this time, you can apply to Companies House for a 3 month extension.  If you cite difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak, the extension will be granted automatically and immediately.  Note however... Read more

Directors’ duties in difficult times

Directors will undoubtedly want to do all they can to ensure the continuity of their company both during and post coronavirus outbreak however, they need to be mindful of their statutory duties. Read more

Shareholders’ Agreement? What Shareholders’ Agreement?

It is not uncommon for newly incorporated companies to have no idea what a Shareholders’ Agreement is, let alone put one in place.  Read more

Are your Articles of Association fit for purpose?

A company’s Articles of Association (Articles) is the company constitution setting out the internal management of the company.  The Articles commonly cover, how directors are to make decisions and the proceedings at a meeting of the directors; share transfers and dividend payments; voting rights of members and member meetings, amongst... Read more

Venture into that Venture

Shared ownership in a renewable energy project is any arrangement whereby the community (usually in the form of an already established body) invests in a renewable energy project.  There are a number of benefits to community involvement; communities can make decisions which impact them, it can provide employment opportunities and... Read more

The Electronic Communications Code and how it affects Landowners

Imagine if your business and your home were prone to unreliable, intermittent electricity connections with regular outages not caused by a lack of available electricity (that is another story) but merely due to inadequate national network infrastructure.  Surely unthinkable in the 21st century. Read more

‘Taking Control’ of the Crown Estate

The Scottish Crown Estate includes a diverse portfolio of property, rights and interests, including the Scottish seabed, foreshore and ancient possessions of the Crown.  Read more
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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.

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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.

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