Solicitor

Solicitor is a sensitive word.

England and Wales

If you are an existing firm i.e. a sole proprietor or partnership regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), you must include a copy of your business letterhead, which includes the statement ‘regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority’.

For a new firm i.e. you do not already carry on business as a firm of solicitors, you must provide an email or letter from the SRA confirming that you are authorised to use this title to Companies House.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority

AddressThe Solicitors Regulation Authority
Operations
The Cube
199 Wharfside Street
Birmingham
B1 1RN

Northern Ireland

To use this word in your proposed company or business name, you must provide an email or letter from the relevant body, confirming you are authorised to use this title.

The Law Society of Northern Ireland

AddressThe Law Society of Northern Ireland
96 Victoria Street
Belfast
BT1 3GN
Emailenquiry@lawsoc-ni.org

Scotland

To use this word in your proposed company or business name, you must provide an email or letter from the relevant body confirming you are authorised to use this title.

The Law Society of Scotland

AddressThe Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh
EH3 8EX
Emaillawscot@lawscot.org.uk
Source: GOV.UK

Company name availability check

You can use the Company name availability checker to check if your proposed company name is still available for registration.

How to register a company?

Concise Accountants provide company formation services. Our accountants will handle the incorporation of your limited company from start to finish. We will also advise you whether your supporting evidence is sufficient to support the use of ‘Credit Union’ in your company name.

Universally, your company’s registered office must be a real address. Companies House would not accept P O Box numbers as your registered office address.

Maintain your limited company

You would have to submit a few documents with the UK Authorities every year.

Firstly, at every anniversary of your company, you are required to prepare and submit your confirmation statement with Companies House. The confirmation statement is a snapshot of information about your company shares structure, directors, shareholders and registered office.

On the same note, you must also inform Companies House if your company details changed. For example, you appoint a new director or your registered office address has changed.

Additionally, you must submit your company accounts to Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). For HMRC, you must include your corporation tax return together with your company accounts. Concise Accountants offers fixed fee accounts packages to limited companies to take care of your company accounts and corporation tax return. The packages are suitable for startup businesses and small companies. Feel free to contact our accountants to discuss.

Other sensitive or regulated words

Click here for other sensitive words that require you to obtain a consent to use in your company or business name in the United Kingdom.

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