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Listed company support
We provide corporate governance advice and support for main market and AIM listed companies.
Listed companies and their compliance obligations vary widely in terms of size, structure, shareholder base and the industry in which they operate.
With Jordans Corporate Law, you get governance solutions tailored to your company's individual requirements. These can include, but are not limited to:
Board and committee meeting support
This includes the circulation of meeting papers, attendance at board and committee meetings and taking full minutes, advising on good meeting conduct, reviewing the content and application of matters reserved to boards and committee terms of reference, and preparing and circulating minutes and action points arising from meetings.
AGM support and project management
The AGM is a crucial time for Company Secretaries of listed companies and can place immense strain on the in-house team. We provide assistance throughout and project-manage the AGM process, including drafting and reviewing the notice and associated documents, managing the despatch of communications to shareholders, providing an ‘extra pair of hands' on the day itself, minuting and recording proceedings, and coordinating any post-AGM announcements and filings. Alternatively, we can help ease your burden by taking care of the day-to-day company secretarial compliance while your company secretary focuses on the AGM.
Corporate governance reviews and healthchecks
Corporate governance is what we do best, so a health check by one of our specialists will ensure your governance arrangements and processes don't hold your business back. This would typically include an audit of your company's existing corporate governance policies, systems and procedures to identify where improvements can be made. We'll make recommendations for change and draft and implement the resulting policies and procedures into a robust corporate governance framework.
Advice and guidance
We'll help you make sense of and implement the LPDTs Rules, AIM Rules, the Companies Act(s), and any corporate governance best practice guidelines relevant to your organisation.
Jordans has a licence with RNS Submit, the UK's leading service for regulatory news announcements and the provider of choice for companies traded on the London Stock Exchange. We can assist you in drafting, preparing and releasing your regulatory announcements to the market. Let us take care of the preparation, coordination and release of regulatory announcements on behalf of the company using the UK’s leading service for regulatory new announcements, RNS Submit.
Board evaluation and board effectiveness reviews
An effective board is a crucial factor in an organisation's business success and conducting an open and honest board evaluation is an opportunity for a company to review and improve its performance. We can help boards and committees measure their effectiveness through our objective and impartial board evaluation service.
Flexible support for specific projects including secondment
This can include flexible in-house or remote support on a secondment or interim basis, to cover absences such as maternity leave or long-term sickness, or just to help existing teams with a specific project or to reduce a heavy workload.
Directors' training on statutory duties and obligations
Being a company director can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one and it is very important that all directors know exactly what is expected of them, the risks and their statutory duties. Directors' training can also include assisting in the induction of new directors and regular training for the Board as a whole.
Statutory compliance support for your Group's subsidiary companies
A strong subsidiary governance framework is critical to avoid both financial and reputational damage. We can take care of the statutory compliance obligations of your UK and international subsidiaries and branches, to enable your team to focus on other priorities.
Helpline and bank of hours
One of our most popular options with our clients is a retainer of banked hours. This is based upon a reduced blended hourly rate to help with budgeting for ad hoc projects, transactions and day-to-day enquiries. As part of this service, our Corporate Governance consultants are on hand to assist with your day-to-day queries through a dedicated helpline.
Production of the Annual Report and Accounts
We can provide hands-on assistance and practical support in drafting the Annual Report. We can assist listed companies in drafting narrative sections of their Annual Reports, assessing compliance against the plethora of regulations and advising on best practice.
Provision of suitable body/qualified individual to hold office as Company Secretary
One advantage of having a corporate body as the Company Secretary is that it provides flexibility by enabling more than one person to represent the Company Secretary and access to a more extensive knowledge base than might otherwise be the case. Public companies may appoint a corporate body as Company Secretary provided the directors are satisfied that the body has the requisite knowledge to perform this role.
Nomads and corporate brokers
We are well placed to support Nomads and corporate brokers with a professional, compliant and cost-effective company secretarial solution for their clients.