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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

When is 'close of business'?

The phrase ‘close of business’ is used by many on a regular basis however, when is ‘close of business’? Read more

Documenting Decisions by Directors

Further to our recent article, “Does your Company Paperwork reflect your Company Practice?” this article tackles another fundamental aspect of company administration; the preparation of board minutes.   Read more

Does Your Company Paperwork Reflect Your Company Practice?

The ‘constitution’ of a company or LLP is the Memorandum and Articles of Association (“the Articles”).  These set out how the company is to be managed on a day to day basis and typically include provisions covering decision-making by Directors, conducting Director and Shareholder meetings and the process to transfer... Read more
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“What Next for the Scottish Housing Market?”

We now have a published Scottish Route Map the way ahead and, hopefully, out of the Coronavirus Pandemic for many, in the week to come, this will finally provide a welcome removal of some of the practical restraints of moving house but – for a multitude of reasons – this will not mean a return to “business as usual” for quite some time to come.

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