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Jennifer Staples, Senior Associate Solicitor

Corporate

Direct Dial: 01905 746 444
Mobile: 07715 060 292

A bit about me

I act for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and in a variety of sectors – ranging from, owner-managed businesses to PLCs. When you work with me, you won’t have to worry about jargon – I provide straightforward, commercial advice in a language that you and your business will understand.

I work nationally with businesses and business owners, whether they are starting out, seeking investment, reorganising or buying or selling. My wealth of experience means that I can provide alternative, forward-thinking solutions to a range of corporate issues.

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What might seem like a silly question may actually be important, so don’t hesitate to ask me.

Make sure you get your company ready for sale before you start the sale process, as this will save you a lot of time and hassle during the transaction.

Don’t make the cost the only driver for a deal – if you do, you’re more likely to end up with a solution that you’re not entirely happy with.

What is the PSC register?

Companies are now required to disclose the person (or persons) that have significant control over it. This is usually an individual or corporate entity that holds 25% or more of the share capital. However, it can also be someone that has the power to appoint or remove directors. A company must disclose its PSCs on a public register at Companies House and detail the information in its statutory books.

Can I appoint an attorney to execute transaction documents on my behalf?

A power of attorney is an effective way of arranging the execution of documents when you are unable to attend yourself. Unfortunately, directors cannot assign their directors’ duties to an attorney – only documents that are to be signed in their capacity as a shareholder, or in their personal capacity, can be executed by an attorney. Appointing an alternate director may be a better solution in this instance.

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