Let us help you
01782 577000

Articles of association

Make a quick enquiry


Jen Goodwin

Head of Corporate & Associate Director

Commercial law

Email Jen

Joanna Convey

Commercial Solicitor

 Email Joanna

Your articles of association shape the way your business operates and outline any safeguards necessary to protect your interests. You can rely on standard articles – either implied by law or provided to you as part of the company formation process if you purchased your company off the shelf – or have a bespoke set of articles drafted for you.

Matters typically covered include:

  • the procedure for appointing and removing directors;
  • directors’ rights and responsibilities;
  • decision making provisions for directors’ board meetings including what to do if there is a conflict of interest;
  • calculation and payment of dividends;
  • shareholders’ meeting procedure, voting rights and responsibilities;
  • share arrangements, including issue of new shares, allocation, sale or transfer;
  • provisions for departure of a shareholder; and
  • situations where restructuring or forced sale may be required.

If the circumstances have changed since your company was formed it may be advisable to review your articles, as it is possible to amend them if 75 per cent of your shareholders vote in favour of doing so.

For a confidential consultation

For advice on the protection of your business interests, please contact Joanna Convey in the company law team at Myers & Co Solicitors in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 01782 577000.

Make a quick enquiry

Latest News


Shareholders’ agreements – here is what you need to know.

Do you need to have a shareholders’ agreement in place for your...


Managing risk with a commercial agent

Appointing a commercial agent is one way of entering a market for...


Ensure any strategic project is underpinned by a consultancy agreement

Organisational change is rarely easy, whether this is the implantation of a...

Read more >