Whether you want to sell or restructure your business, purchase another business, or change the way it’s managed, funded or regulated, I’ll help you make each transaction a success.
I recognise that businesses are run by individuals, so I enjoy getting to know my clients and building relationships. I find corporate work very exciting, as it involves working with businesses across a range of sectors, from start-ups and SMEs to large international corporates. Recently, I’ve worked with investment companies, family-run businesses, retailers, manufacturers and healthcare providers, and look forward to seeing what challenges each new transaction might bring.
Outside work, I love to travel and enjoy a good day out shopping.
If in doubt about compliance with company law, check with me as soon as possible. The rules are constantly changing, and there are costs and consequences for non-compliance.
Don’t underestimate the need for effective communication with all your shareholders – even those with a very small minority.
Can my husband/wife witness my signature?
Legally, they can. However, as a matter of good practice, we would recommend someone independent witnesses your signature.
Do I also need to send you original signed documents if I have scanned you a copy?
If you’ve signed and scanned an electronic signature page back to your solicitor, the Law Society’s Guidance on Virtual Closings does not also require the original signed page to be posted. However, original signature pages may be needed for documents which must be filed with Companies House or the Land Registry.
As a director of a company, can I grant another individual a power of attorney to act as a director on my behalf?
No, directors have fiduciary duties and are registered at Companies House. Your duties as a director are personal and cannot be passed on to someone else. In some circumstances, if the Articles of Association allow, a director can appoint an alternate to attend a meeting, but there are specific rules that apply and your alternate must also be registered at Companies House.