CALL US ON 08456 800 727
OUR SERVICE

Here are some questions and answers about our service. If you do not find the answer to your question below then do not hesitate to give us a call on the number above.

  1. What is included in your company formation package?

    • A new limited company formed with your choice of name.
    • Unlimited access to our Online Company Register.
    • Presentation folder.
    • An official hard copy Certificate of Incorporation.
    • Share certificates.
    • A hard copy Memorandum and Articles of Association (with access to the original online so you can print as many copies as you want).
    • Board meeting minutes.
    • Guidance materials on the regulatory requirements for new businesses.
    • Unlimited re-submissions of your company's details to Companies House if your first application is rejected for any reason.
    • Free telephone support.

  2. How does the Company Formation System work?

    Our Company Formation System is an intuitive interview process. The system asks relevant questions to gather all of the information required to form your company. It then sends that information via our direct approved link to Companies House. Companies House responds to confirm the formation of your company.

    We will confirm the formation of your company by e-mail and send you a presentation folder containing the documents you will need for your new company.

  3. What types of company can I form with Legal Clarity?

    You can form the following types of company:

    • Standard Limited Company (Private Company Limited by Shares).
    • Guarantee Company (Company Limited by Guarantee).
    • PLC (a Public Company Limited by Shares).

    For further information click here.

  4. How long does it take to form a company?

    Typically 4 hours from the time we receive your details, subject to the availability of the Companies House systems and provided that your order is received before noon on a working day. Company formations only exceptionally take longer than 24 hours.

    We also offer a guaranteed 'same-day' service for an additional fee. You will be given the option during the formation process.

  5. At what times of day are you open to form companies?

    Our systems run 24 hours a day 365 days a year, so you can form a company with us at any time.

  6. What information do you require to form a company?

    Our interview process will lead you through the formation process and all the information required. Relevant guidance is available at each stage.

    If you do not have all of the required information to hand you can save your progress at any time, then log in later to complete the formation.

  7. What if I do not have all of the required information to hand?

    You can save your progress at any time when forming a company with us, then log in later to complete the formation.

  8. Is the company formed entirely online?

    Yes.

  9. At what stage in the process am I committing to forming a company?

    You are not committing to form a company until you pay for our service.

    You can enter some of your details onto our system, save your progress and then log in later to complete the formation.

  10. Why do I need to supply my e-mail address when forming a company?

    We use your e-mail address to send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and payment. We also use it as a reference to retrieve your company information when you log in or call us.

  11. What forms of payment do you accept?

    All payments are processed securely by HSBC. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

    You can also pay by cheque or bank transfer. If you would like to pay by cheque or bank transfer then please Contact Us.

    We accept payment in sterling (£) only.

  12. Do you form 'shelf-companies'?

    A shelf-company is a company which is formed and then put on the 'shelf' for later use. Shelf-companies are typically formed to speed up the process of forming a company, which used to take several days.

    When buying a shelf-company there is always a risk, despite any guarantee you may receive, that the company has traded and acquired debts before it is transferred to you. It is safer to form a new company.

    Legal Clarity can form a new company within hours of receiving the required information. The formation process is so fast that there is no need to form shelf-companies. Every company formed by Legal Clarity is formed on demand.

  13. How will I know that my company has been formed?

    We will send you an e-mail confirming that your company has been formed. We will also dispatch a presentation folder containing all the documentation you will require for your new company.

  14. What will I receive after the company is formed?

    A Legal Clarity presentation folder containing the following:

    • Your username and password to access your company's records using our Online Company Register .
    • An official hard copy Certificate of Incorporation.
    • Share certificates for all your shareholders.
    • A hard Copy Memorandum and Articles of Association (with access to the original online so you can print as many copies as you want).
    • Board meeting minutes.
    • Guidance materials on the regulatory requirements for new businesses.
  15. What if Companies House rejects my application to form a company?

    Our service includes unlimited resubmissions of your formation information to Companies House. If there is a problem with the information you have provided we will contact you to resolve the issue and then resubmit your information to Companies House.

  16. What is your Cancellation and Refund Policy?

    Due to the nature of our service you only have a very limited right to cancel. Refunds are also only granted in exceptional circumstances.

    We typically start to form your company within minutes of receiving payment, after we have sent you a confirmatory e-mail. This is when your right to cancel and receive a refund ceases.

    Any hard-copy documents we create while forming your company are to your specification, and cannot by their nature be returned.

    Any application to cancel may be sent by letter, fax or e-mail.

  17. What is your Delivery Policy?

    If you form a company with us you will receive a presentation folder containing important documents relating to your new company. This folder is usually dispatched within two days of the company being formed (it may exceptionally take longer, but never more than two weeks).

    We will send the presentation folder to any address in the mainland UK specified by you. We will also send the folder outside the mainland UK for an additional charge.

  18. Is Legal Clarity a law firm?

    Yes. Legal Clarity is an Alternative Business Structure law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 573589).

  19. Do you charge extra for delivery?

    No. All prices stated include delivery of any hard-copy documents by ordinary post.

  20. How long are you prices / special offers valid for?

    Our prices may be changed without notice and our special offers may be withdrawn at any time (unless expressly stated otherwise on this website).

For further information please read our Company Formation Guide.

Submit an FAQ

If you would like to ask a question then simply type it into our feedback form and click 'Submit'.


The information provided on this website is intended as a general guide only. It is not exhaustive or tailored to your individual circumstances. Please consult our Website Terms of Use for further information.


Services

Helpful Information

About Legal Clarity

Accountants

View details of our service here.

Solicitors

View details of our service here.

Free Company Name Check

Is your choice of company name available?

Click here to check.


© 2015 Legal Clarity Limited: Corporate & Commercial Legal Services - Company Formation - Company Secretarial Registered in England and Wales (number 6452925) and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 573589). Avebury House, 55 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB. Tel: 08456 800 727. VAT registration number 925709016.