17 June, 2021
Q: Where can I find an up-to-date copy of the Company’s Articles of Association?
A: The Company Secretary should have a copy of the latest Articles of Association (“Articles”) of the Company. If not, Companies House in Cardiff stores all information for companies and LLPs registered in England and Wales and makes that information available to the public.
You can carry out a search at Companies House (https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company) where you can download a copy of the incorporation documents which should include a copy of the Articles. It is worth remembering that details of any changes to the Articles approved subsequent to the incorporation, need to be forwarded to Companies House. It is therefore important that you check the filing history to ensure no later versions of the Articles have been submitted and that you have the most up to date version.
You may also need to obtain a copy of the relevant Table A or Model Articles to have the complete document. These are default articles of association which are automatically applied to any company that does not adopt its own articles on incorporation. These default articles may apply in full or may be varied.
Copies of all the versions of Table A (before 28 April 2013) and of the Model Articles can be found at Model articles of association for limited companies - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). You should find reference to which version of Table A (or Model Articles) applies set out in the Articles.
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