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Articles of Association are a crucial and complex part of creating a business that is required by law. Our team of expert Business Law Solicitors can help you to create yours, ensuring that you’re completely covered and set up correctly for smooth operations.

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Articles of Association outline the internal rules and regulations for the operation of a company registered in the United Kingdom.

The document is part of the company’s constitution and is typically filed with the Registrar of Companies during the company’s registration process.

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Articles of Association FAQs

What are Articles of Association?

Articles of Association are a legal document that outlines the internal regulations and rules governing the management and operation of a company.

Are Articles of Association a requirement for all companies?

Yes, Articles of Association are a mandatory document for all registered companies in England and Wales.

What information is typically included in the Articles of Association?

The Articles usually cover matters such as the company’s purpose, share capital, shareholder rights, director powers, decision-making processes, and more.

Can Articles of Association be modified?

Yes, Articles of Association can be amended by passing a special resolution at a shareholders’ meeting.

Can a company have its own bespoke Articles of Association?

Yes, companies can adopt their own bespoke Articles tailored to their specific needs. However, they must still adhere to the minimum requirements set out in the Companies Act 2006.

Do shareholders have to agree to the Articles of Association?

Yes, shareholders must agree to the Articles of Association when they become members of the company. They can vote to adopt or amend them.

What happens if the Articles of Association contradict the law?

If any provision in the Articles contradicts the law, it will be deemed void and unenforceable.

Can the Articles of Association be used as a binding contract?

Yes, the Articles of Association form a legally binding contract between the company and its members, as well as between the members themselves.

Can the Articles of Association be used to resolve disputes?

Yes, the Articles can provide a framework for resolving disputes between shareholders, directors, and the company itself.

Can a company's Articles of Association be viewed by the public?

Yes, the Articles of Association are publicly accessible documents and can be viewed by anyone at Companies House, the official register of UK companies

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