Incorporating your Practice
Date 07/11/2013
Speaker April Bingham (Head of Corporate, Bellwether Green) & Mark Barry (Associate Director, Haines Watts)
Seminar Details There are compelling reasons to make the move from a sole trader or partnership model to incorporation. However, the process of doing so may seem like such an arduous task that it languishes at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list or endlessly re-appears on partnership agendas. Whilst, the process can be made relatively painless with a bit of planning and co-ordinated execution, there are risks in proceeding without addressing some of the fundamental changes and technical matters that go with the transfer of a regulated business. This seminar therefore aims to highlight some of the choices available when considering incorporation, to look at the necessary process and steer, those considering this option, away from potential pitfalls.

At the seminar we will discuss:-
· reasons to consider incorporation
· choice of incorporated entity
· tax and financial implications
· the necessary documentation
· the Law Society of Scotland’s requirements
· practical issues

April Bingham is a co-founder and Head of Corporate at Bellwether Green. Bellwether Green is a growing Scottish commercial law firm with a reputation for high-quality work and exemplary service standards. The Corporate Team deals primarily with acquisition and sale, investment, insolvency and commercial contracts. Clients include public and private companies, financial institutions and social enterprises. She also leads their Commercial Law Network, a support and referral network for high street and niche law firms who may, from time to time, require assistance with commercial expertise. April is a former tutor in Company and Commercial Law at Glasgow Graduate School of Law and currently a member of the West of Scotland Committee for the Institute of Directors.

Mark Barry is an Associate Director with Haines Watts, one of Scotland’s leading medium sized practices and a Top 15 firm of Chartered Accountants in the UK. Mark is a Glasgow School of Law graduate and a Chartered Accountant, providing business and advisory services for the growing book of clients serviced by the Glasgow office. Haines Watts specialises in the owner managed business sector, acting for more OMBs than any other firm in the UK.  With over 60 offices around the UK and an international partnership with Geneva Group International (GGI), Haines Watts has a broad range of services and over 80 years’ experience in practice.
Seminar Time 5.45pm - 7.15pm (registration from 5.30pm)
Booking Fee £50 members; £75 non-members; £15 member trainees; £25 non-member trainees
Link to Booking Form

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