Company secretarial

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At Moore Barlow, we understand that managing your company’s legal and regulatory compliance can be a daunting task.

That’s why we offer a comprehensive company secretarial service to help you navigate the complex landscape of corporate governance. Our company secretarial services ensure that your business complies with all legal requirements, allowing you to focus on growth and success.

With extensive knowledge in company law, teamed with a pragmatic approach, we advise on a wide range of company secretarial matters ranging from routine compliance to more complex corporate legal matters. Part of our wider corporate team, our highly experienced company secretarial lawyers are dedicated in offering comprehensive support to our clients.

We work closely with our clients to create customised solutions that deliver successful outcomes. Here at Moore Barlow, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all, and that is why we mould our company secretarial services to suit the needs of our clients.

What is company secretarial?

Company secretarial refers to the responsibilities of ensuring that a company complies with legal and regulatory requirements. This includes maintaining company records, filing annual returns, and ensuring that the company’s governance structure complies with applicable laws and regulations. A company secretary is typically responsible for these responsibilities and acts as the main point of contact between the company and regulatory bodies.

Polly Cross

Polly Cross

Partner | Corporate

023 8071 8087

Our company secretarial services in detail

Company formations

Company formations will be efficient and effective. We are committed to working with you to understand your specific requirements and providing an efficient turnaround.

Annual company secretarial services

Straightforward and legally compliant – this is our aim for your company when using our annual company secretarial services.

The service includes preparation and filing of the annual Confirmation Statement with the Registrar of Companies;

  • drafting the necessary board minutes to approve the financial statements;
  • provision of a registered office and directors’ service address; and
  • retention of the company’s statutory books and registers.

If you require a bespoke company secretarial service to suit your needs, we can work with you to tailor our service accordingly.

Registered office services

An annual provision of registered office and service address service for companies and individual officers. This includes forwarding all mail received to an email address of your choice.

Statutory books and registers

Statutory registers are a legal requirement and we provide full support to keep them updated. As well as maintenance of statutory registers, we can provide an audit and report of your existing registers (whether held electronically or in hard copy) to ensure that they are compliant and up to date in accordance with company legislation.

Bespoke company secretarial support

Offering specific advice where required on a range of matters including allotment and transfer of shares; AGM and shareholder meetings; statutory removal of directors; articles of association; the change of a company’s name; reorganisation of share capital; persons of significant control; voluntary strike off of a company and board minutes and supporting documents to effect routine changes to the company.

For example, appointment or resignation of directors or secretary, changing the accounting reference date or changing the registered office address.

Property management companies

For residents’ management company formations, we work closely with our specialist colleagues in our property team. We have extensive experience in drafting articles of association to meet developers’ or residents’ requirements ensuring that the company is set up in a way which is fit for purpose.

We appreciate the importance of providing flexibility, whilst maintaining a certain level of control, in preparation for a management company handover to the residents and we can work with you to ensure that your requirements are fulfilled in this respect.

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Why choose our company secretarial lawyers?

Here at Moore Barlow our company secretarial lawyers are highly experienced professionals who provide comprehensive support and guidance to businesses of all sizes. We understand the importance of compliance and governance, and we work closely with our clients to ensure that they meet all legal requirements. Our team is dedicated to delivering exceptional service, and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and commitment to excellence. With our expertise and knowledge, you can trust us to help you navigate the complex world of company secretarial law.

How can our company secretarial lawyers help?

We have a team of lawyers who can help you with expert advice and support in all aspects of corporate governance, ensuring that your company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements. From drafting and filing statutory documents to advising on board procedures and shareholder meetings, we can help you navigate the complex world of company law and minimise the risk of non-compliance. Trust us to keep your business running smoothly and legally.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and offer specialist corporate legal services to clients nationwide.


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Frequently asked questions

What are the main responsibilities of a company secretarial service?

The main responsibilities of a company secretarial service include managing and maintaining company records, organising and attending board meetings, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and providing administrative and advisory support to the company and its directors.

A company secretarial service can support your business’s legal compliance by ensuring all necessary corporate filings and documentation are completed accurately and on time, assist with maintaining records and registers, and provide advice on regulatory compliance matters.

A company secretary plays a crucial role in a company by ensuring compliance with legal regulations, maintaining corporate records, and facilitating communication between the board of directors and the company’s stakeholders.

Company secretarial helps in corporate governance by ensuring that the company complies with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining transparent and effective communication with stakeholders, facilitating board meetings and decision-making, and managing documentation and administrative tasks.

All types of business entities can benefit from company secretarial services, including small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organisations, and government agencies.

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