Our governance team can help you decide the best legal structure for any new venture you are planning.
Whenever you start a new organisation – or are setting up something linked to a current organisation – you will need to consider the best form of legal structure. You might be creating a new body to carry out charitable purposes, to do something totally commercial, to act as a co-operative or to achieve broader social aims. Whatever you want to do, our team can help you through the process of deciding and then setting up your new structure.
Our services on new legal structures
The first question we will explore with you is “what is your new organisation aiming to achieve?”. We will find out your aims, how you will carry them out, and how you see the organisation developing. Once we have done this, we will advise you on the best legal structure for your venture. We have set up all kinds of structures for our clients, such as:
- Commercial organisations, including limited companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, and PLCs.
- Social enterprises, including community interest companies and community benefit societies.
- Charities, including Charitable Incorporated Organisations and charitable companies limited by guarantee.
- Co-operatives and mutuals, including employee-owned organisations.
We can also help with more complex structures such as joint ventures or mergers.
Governance is a key factor for you to consider during your project and you should look at:
- who the members or shareholders will be;
- who will be on the board, and how they will be appointed; and
- how different interests or groups will be protected
We have created complex vehicles for delivering community-led projects, co-operative initiatives and social businesses involving a wide range of partners and groups. We can help you weigh up how best to balance those interests.
As a purpose-led business we want to help you achieve your purpose, and we want to help our your impact on lives, communities and society, including through the businesses and organisations you set up.
We have vast experience of creating new organisations and provide practical, clear advice. We will work with you to guide you through every step of the legal process. Our experienced teams have extensive sector knowledge and experience to help you through the formation process.
For the past few years, we have engaged Anthony Collins Solicitors for support across a multitude of projects as well as ad-hoc advice. The quality of the support and advice received to date across the board cannot be faulted. Anthony Collins Solicitors is proactive in its approach to meet our needs, and have proven to be meticulous and their flexible attitude also helps maintain a strong and close working relationship. Based on my experience, I have no hesitation in recommending their services.Finance Director, Greenwich Leisure Limited.
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