If so, a recent High Court decision in Hashmi v Lorimer-Wing [2022] EWHC 191 (Ch) means you should review your company’s Articles.

Before this case it was generally accepted that Model Article 7 meant that a sole director was always able to act and make decisions for a company. But the decision makes it clear that Model Article 11(2) amounts to a requirement for two directors to be present for a board meeting to take place.  This means that a company which has adopted the Model Articles in standard form must have at least two directors to manage its business and make decisions.

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If you believe this may affect you and your company, please contact us and we would be happy to review your Articles and advise further.

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Nicole Hopson

Company Secretarial

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Caroline Cropley

Head of Corporate Restructuring

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