Debbie Farman

Divisional Director and Director of Legal Practice

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Debbie Farman

A qualified solicitor with more than 10 years' corporate law experience, Debbie is a Jordans board member helping to steer the strategic development of the Jordans group of companies.


Debbie was instrumental in obtaining authorised body status for Jordans Corporate Law Limited and in her current role as Director of Legal Practice and COLP for the new law firm is spearheading its growth and development.

After qualifiying as a Solicitor, she joined Eversheds in 2001 where she was part of the Corporate teams in their Cambridge, Paris and London offices until 2009. Then, after three years as Head of Legal at Vertex Data Science with wide-ranging responsibility for commercial and compliance issues, she joined Jordans in 2013.

Initial People with Significant Control - Confusion reigns

Following the introduction of the requirement to identify the initial “people with significant control” (“PSC”) on incorporation of a UK company, which came into force on 30 June 2016, it appears the legal fraternity is more than a little confused over the limited choice of PSC statements that Companies House will accept on incorporation. On its Form IN01, the Registrar offers two choices:...

Buying a business? It pays to be prepared

In my last blog, I highlighted some key actions for business owners looking to sell.  But what of established businesses seeking expansion through acquisition?   Once again, whether this is a new venture or part of a programme of acquisitions, it pays to be prepared. This does not necessarily mean that business owners need to know exactly when they will start their “buy...

Checklist for preparing your business for sale

Some business owners have an eye on “exit” at the start of a venture. They have a business plan that includes an understanding of where they wish to be in, for example, 3 to 5 years’ time. They may even have identified potential future acquirers, once they have taken the business as far as they can. But most don’t think this way. Typically, the owner of a family run business is...

Latest update - Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

As most everyone in business in the UK is now aware, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and became an Act. With it comes some significant changes to companies doing business in the UK. In spite of the title, the Act (sometimes known as SBEEA) is going to impact companies of all sizes and sectors. With that in mind, we've created an...

Timeline: Implementation of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act

    Phase 1 Companies will no longer be able to issue bearer shares and will have nine months to convert or cancel those in issue. Click here to read more on changes in bearer shares. Phase 2 The following will come into force: The prohibition of corporate directors, with exceptions. The Department for Business,...

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