Karina James-Wiltshire

Chartered Legal Executive

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Karina James-Wiltshire

Karina advises clients ranging from small businesses to multi-nationals on a wide variety of company law matters.


Her role as Chartered Legal Executive sees her dealing with anything from standard corporate changes through to updating a company's constitution. As well as drafting corporate documents such as LLP constitutions and company resolutions, she also manages company procedures including the re-designation of share capital and company restorations.

Karina has an LLB (Hons) from the University of the West of England, was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 2004 and was a graduate of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2011. She became a Fellow and qualified Chartered Legal Executive in 2014.

Appointment of the Small Business Commissioner

It is official! As promised the government has followed through and appointed the Small Business Commissioner. Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Business, announced the appointment on 2 October 2017. The Small Business Commissioner (SBC) will be the head of the Small Business Commissioner’s Office (SBCO), where small businesses can bring their complaints regarding late payments from...

Action against companies who have failed to update their PSC Register

I have written many pieces that have covered the time line of the PSC regime, from when it was introduced in April 2016, up until 26 June 2017 when the scope of the PSC Regime was broadened. Each of these pieces have emphasised the seriousness of a company's failure to maintain and keep its PSC register up-to-date. However, it has been approximately 15 months and we have seen no action...

SBEEA: Naming and shaming for late payments Part 3

In my previous post , I outlined that the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had proposed a complaints scheme, and the appointment of a Small Business Commissioner (SBC) over the scheme. The intention of the scheme was to give a helping hand to suppliers, where there is repeated late payment from their large business customers. According to a recent report from...

Changes to the scope of the PSC Regime - June 2017

The scope of the PSC Regime changed and widened on 26 June 2017 Previously, unless a company elected to hold their own PSC Register at the central public register at Companies House, any changes to the PSC information throughout the year were filed at Companies House annually, on the Confirmation Statement. However, this procedure changed on 26 June 2017, and is now as...

What does 'close of business' mean?

In almost every industry the question of, “When can I expect to hear from you?” is likely to be asked to some extent. Although answers will vary, one generally accepted response is, “By close of business today.” Certainly, it is a phrase used by all lawyers both nationally and internationally, but what does ‘close of business’ actually mean? In the High court case Lehman Brothers...

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