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7. Corporate Transparency and Register Reform
Thursday 27 February 2020
05:30pm - 07:00pm
Lisa Davis (Companies House)
Seminar Details:

The UK Government published a consultation on corporate transparency and register reform on 5 May 2019. Over 1300 responses were received. The proposals represent the most important changes to company law since it was created in 1844. The proposals are based on four main themes:
     1. Knowing who is setting up, managing and controlling companies 
     2. Improving the accuracy and usability of data on the register  
     3. Protecting personal information on the register  
     4. Improving the detection of possible criminal behaviour  
Given the significance of the reform, companies house is currently undertaking a transformation programme to support and enable the proposed changes.


Lisa Davis joined West Yorkshire Police in 1994 as a constable, progressing into a supervisory role within intelligence, initiating collaborative working mechanisms with justice partners. In 2004 she led the best value review of operational divisions, merging several operating centres and corporate functions. Lisa joined the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service in 2008 as a Sheriffdom Business Manager covering the Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde. As a member of the Criminal Justice Board, Lisa delivered major change and restructure programmes linked to court reform. In July 2017 Lisa joined Companies House as Head of Regional Delivery, she is the operational leader for the provision of the Companies House service from the regional offices in Edinburgh, Belfast and London. Holding a statutory role as registrar, hearing appeals, ensuring effective compliance and the efficient collection of fees and civil penalties.

 Booking fee: members £50; non-members £80; trainee/paralegal from member firm £15; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £25


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