Corporate & Commercial

Ferbrache & Farrell LLP’s corporate department offers full service corporate, banking and commercial cover and is able to advise on all aspects of Guernsey corporate and commercial law, including banking and finance, regulatory, investment funds, asset management and listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

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Dispute Resolution

The dispute resolution department at Ferbrache & Farrell LLP has vast experience of local and international litigation and dispute resolution generally, gained from acting in complex local and international high-value disputes, both in Guernsey and throughout the world.

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Property

The Guernsey property department is dedicated to providing tailored solutions that meet and exceed clients’ expectations. In addition, the property department provides support to colleagues in the corporate and dispute resolution departments on real estate-related technical points of law.

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UK Real Estate

We are delighted to help in relation to providing legal advice for real estate in England and Wales. We listen. We learn what your needs are. We proactively respond. Whether it’s personal or commercial property, we always provide sound and pragmatic advice, adding value to the transaction.

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Private Client

Our services for private client matters include the drafting of realty and personalty wills, obtaining Grants of Probate, acting as professional executors and assisting foreign lawyers who have requirements in this jurisdiction.

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Changes will be made to UK company law on 4 March 2024.

Aimed at giving Companies House greater powers to to query information and undertake stronger checks on company names, the changes are as follows:

  • new rules for registered office addresses i.e. no more PO BOX addresses, and third-party agent’s addresses are still permitted upon meeting certain prescribed criteria. Companies that do not have an appropriate registered office address could be struck off the register;

 

  • a requirement for all companies to supply a registered email address – this email address will not be published on the public register. Existing companies will need to give a registered email address when they file their next confirmation statement with a statement date from 5 March 2024. Companies will have a duty to maintain an appropriate registered email address, in the same way as their registered office address. Any company that fails do this will be committing an offence;

 

  • new lawful purpose statements – when a new company is incorporated from 4 March 2024, the subscribers (shareholders) will need to confirm that they will be forming the company for a lawful purpose. They will also need to confirm that the company’s intended future activities are lawful on the prescribed confirmation statement. The intention of these new statements is to make it clear that all companies on the register, new and existing, have a duty to operate in a lawful way.

For more information, read the Companies House blogs, here and also here.

If you need any further information or legal advice, including conveyancing of a property in England, please contact our designated UKRE team Anna Douglass, Alastair Hargreaves, Caren Vidamour, Naledi Odiseng and Fiona Jeffries who will be delighted to assist.