Figures from the Office of the Public Guardian, the government body responsible for registering lasting powers of attorney, reveal that the number of applications dropped by 25 per cent over the last year. In 2020/21, just 691,746 were made, compared with 917,550 in 2019/20. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document by which
Companies and Partnerships
Our specialist company formation solicitors work from our offices in Dorset and Wiltshire and can assist with the formation or restructuring of businesses.
We can help with the setting up of companies whether limited by shares or by guarantee and the formation of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP’s). Additionally, we can prepare the documentation for a sole trader or partnership to transfer to a limited company or a partnership to transfer to an LLP.
We can also deal with company restructuring where we work closely with accountants.
In the case of companies with more than one shareholder, we recommend that a Shareholders Agreement is entered into between the parties. This covers the running of the company and provides for exit routes for shareholders. We have vast experience in the drafting of these agreements to suit your particular circumstances.
We are also experts in the drafting of Partnership Agreements whether between the partners of a traditional partnership or those of an LLP. Being based in a rural area we have particular expertise in the preparation of Family Farming Partnership Agreements.
We can also provide general company law advice on issues such as directors duties, minority protection and exit planning. For partnerships, we can advise on the law relating to traditional partnerships and LLP’s.
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