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Company Incorporations

A limited company is incorporated by registration at Companies House. However, before this can take place, the company needs to have a memorandum of association and articles of association.

Glanvilles Corporate team has wide ranging experience in dealing with company incorporations, particularly where the articles of association need to be specifically tailored to suit the proposed company. In addition, we incorporate companies limited by guarantee (not having a share capital) and flat management companies.

We know what an exciting but also stressful time it is when starting a company, with a host of different issues you need to be on top of. Our team will work closely with you to understand your business and priorities, then make sure every detail is considered and accounted for.

As well as our market-leading legal expertise, we also offer the benefits of our strong commercial experience. This will allow us to guide your new business through incorporation in a way that is both legally sound and makes the best business sense.

So, if you need clear, reliable assistance for a company incorporation from a seasoned legal team, please get in touch.

You can speak to one of our expert company law solicitors in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use our simple enquiry form to ask us a question and get a quick response.

How we can help with company incorporations

Initial incorporation of a company

To incorporate a company, you will need to register it with Companies House. You will then be issued a certificate of incorporation which confirms that your company now exists as a legal entity.

Your certificate of incorporation will include a company number and the date on which your company was formed. You will also be registered for Corporation Tax at the same time. An important point to note is that you legally must register for Corporation Tax within three months of starting to do business.

Our company incorporation solicitors can assist with preparing the necessary forms to register your company with Companies House and advise on all other steps you need to take.

Memoranda and Articles of Association

Your company’s memorandum of association and articles of association govern how the company with operate both internally and externally. Collectively these documents are referred to as a company’s ‘constitution’.

Our team will work closely with you to draft a memorandum of association and articles of association tailored to your company’s needs, ensuring your business can operate effectively from day one.

Company Books, Registers & Records

A company is required by law to keep financial records, statutory registers and certain other types of records. If you fail to do so, you could be prosecuted and fined, as well as potentially facing director disqualification.

Our company law solicitors can advise you on exactly what records you need to keep and assist with creating the appropriate records and recording procedures where appropriate.

Directors and shareholders’ rights, responsibilities and liabilities

The roles of directors and shareholders need to be formally recorded in Directors’ Service Agreements and Shareholders’ Agreements. This will set out the exact rights, responsibilities and liabilities they have with respect to the company and are essential, both from a legal standpoint and to ensure the company can run effectively.

Our company law solicitors can draft Directors’ Service Agreements and Shareholders’ Agreements that reflect the needs of your business and the interests of your directors and shareholders. This way, we can help to ensure your business can operate smoothly while minimising the risk of future disputes.

Why choose Glanvilles’ company incorporation solicitors?

Our Company and Commercial team have many years of experience helping a wide range of companies through the process of incorporation. We can ensure the process goes ahead smoothly and that no detail is overlooked, getting your company off the ground on a firm footing while achieving complete legal compliance.

Our Company and Commercial law team includes associate solicitor Scott Richardson, who works between our Chichester and Fareham offices.

At our Chichester office, we are happy to offer start-ups, entrepreneurs and early stage businesses a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your legal needs.

For more information, you can email Scott directly on scott.richardson@glanvilles.co.uk.

The Glanvilles client service promise

When you use our commercial law services, we promise:

  • Our staff will be friendly, respectful and attentive.
  • Your concerns will be listened to, your questions answered and your options explained in plain English.
  • The cost of dealing with your requirements will be made clear to you from the outset.
  • We will answer your phone calls and emails promptly.
  • We will keep you regularly updated at all times.

Glanvilles LLP is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society in recognition of the high standards of our practice management and client care. We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Get in touch with our company incorporation solicitors in Hampshire & West Sussex

For expert help with a company incorporation, please contact your local Glanvilles office in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use our simple enquiry form and we will get back to you quickly.