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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Principles For Principals – How Far Are You Responsible For Your Appointed Representatives?

Charles Rogers

A recent final decision by the Financial Ombudsman Service highlights the risks faced by principals and their arrangements with appointed representatives (ARs).  A network was found to be liable for the actions of its AR, even though this involved fraudulent advice.  The terms of the appointed rep agreement were key to the decision and received close scrutiny by the Ombudsman.

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The PSC Register: Beware If You Have Scottish Share Security

Jonathan Heaney

Since 6 April 2016, virtually all UK incorporated companies and LLPs have been required to prepare and maintain a Register of People with Significant Control (the “PSC Register”).  The purpose of the register is to disclose those individuals (“PSCs”) and “registerable relevant legal entities” (“RLEs”) who have significant control over the company, with such information being made available to the public via records held at Companies House.  We have considered the PSC Register in some detail in Read more

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Scottish Housing Day

Carolyn Richards

Today sees the launch of Scottish Housing Day, the aim of which is to raise public awareness of the different housing options that are available to  members of the public who will be able to access information and advice on the dedicated website.

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