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The requirement for a private company to have a company secretary may have been removed, but the legal and compliance obligations on a company have not.

The burden of compliance now falls on the shoulders of company directors.

We offer a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective range of company secretarial services giving you peace of mind that your company or corporate group is correctly complying with the law.


If you’re starting out or setting up a new arm of the business, whether you know what type of company you plan to form, or whether you are still deciding, we can offer you the right advice.

Starting with how to register your business address to appointing your company officers, issuing the appropriate shares and share types and ensuring you have the correct legal procedures in place, our team are here to advise, guide and assist .

We can prepare your first board minutes, advise on share certificates, provide you with your certificate of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association and prepare a complete set of the statutory books including all the necessary registers.

Where required, companies can be formed within 24 hours.

Whilst companies must comply with the obligations to file accounts and returns at Companies House, trying to remember all the legal regulations and requirements can be a burden. We can remove that burden for you.

We offer advice on maintaining statutory books, filing annual returns and, if required, dormant accounts, changes to company directors, secretaries, auditors or registered office and for transfers of shares.

Filing is completed electronically using Companies House forms therefore preventing fraud and/or identify theft.

This service can be run in conjunction with our ClientView service.

As every business is unique, so too will the relationship between a company, its shareholders and directors. Often the directors and shareholders are one and the same, so responsibilities can easily be blurred.  If once harmonious relationships hit the rocks, the general law and either lack of or ‘off the shelf’ articles of association and shareholders agreements often provide insufficient protection

Optimising these relationships requires a bespoke and carefully structured shareholders agreement and articles of association. This is often overlooked, particularly in younger companies. We can advise, guide and assist you with all of these, to ensure you and your fellow directors and shareholders are best protected, in the event things go awry.

We tailor our services to your specific requirements and our clients will testify to us being pragmatic, proactive and approachable too.

Businesses often begin trading with the flexibility of a partnership and professional practices often set up as limited liability partnerships (LLPs). We’ll advise on the options available and then help you set up the form of business structure that works for you.

Knowing that business models change over time, we can also help you to convert your partnership to an LLP, help with resolving the breakdown of professional relationships and the challenges it brings with it, exit strategies, retirement and expulsions issues.

With our extensive experience, wealth of expertise and access to our extended specialist teams we are in prime position to ensure you and your business start on solid foundations.

Our online service can provide you with a range of benefits including immediate access to your statutory records at all times from anywhere in the world. It will allow you to generate statutory registers immediately for emailing and can give you secure access to your documents whenever you need them.

ClientView is a unique service available to companies who retain our secretarial service.

Key members of the team


The EOT route was the perfect vehicle for us to transfer the business to the new management team and to enable them to grow from the current excellent sales platform – the new energy and enthusiasm is palpable. This is strongly correlated to the support provided throughout by Tracy and her team. We have been very impressed not just by her knowledge, but the efficient way she explained matters in plain English. We have found elsewhere that lawyers can complicate issues, so I have been impressed by the way Tracy has helped us through the many legal documents with patience and clarity, while responding quickly and accurately to any amendments agreed.

Mike Robinson & Sarah Hunter

I wholeheartedly recommend EMW to other business owners looking for first class legal advice.

James Harrison, Burbage Realty Partners

Brampton Valley Homes Ltd have worked alongside EMW since our incorporation in 2016. We have always worked closely with Josh Clark who acts on our behalf in many different functions from assisting in land acquisition all the way through to handing over to our management company and anything in between. The working relationship with EMW formed over many developments and currently Josh is assisting us at Lavendon, Harlington and our recent land purchase at Harrold.  Proactive in his approach, we always feel supported and nothing is too much trouble. The advice we receive is always clear and has been correct and if we ever hit obstacles Josh is helpful in navigating these on our behalf. It is also nice to be able to pick up the phone and have conversations when needed as well as prompt responses to emails. Brampton Valley Homes Ltd would have no hesitation in recommending EMW to anyone who asks and look forward to continuing our working relationship with Josh and his EMW colleagues for many years to come.

Jordan Hamilton, Construction Director, Brampton Homes

EMW’s assistance in this important strategic transaction for us has been superb.

Rachel Nutt, MHA Maclntyre Hudson

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