Governance & Compliance

Company values grow through good governance. A confidence thing; it demonstrates good leadership and sound fundamentals.

Whether you are AIM-listed and follow the 10 principles of the QCA Code or the more precise needs of the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Or you are a private company with greater governance freedoms.

Or even a “B Corps” structured with good governance in mind.

Do not wait for shareholder activism to force your hand! Why not let our experienced and professional team both help you and free you up to focus on growing your business?

What we do:

Areas where we can help you achieve good governance and compliance include:

  • Adherence to applicable codes (eg. QCA).
  • Compliance with the Companies Act.
  • Helping with stakeholder communication.
  • Insider lists.
  • Provision to the board of advice, commentary and insights.
  • Risk Register.
  • Updating you on shareholder group opinions, reports and research.

Why use Haddletons:

Combining legal, Company Secretary and compliance expertise we have been advising and supporting the boards of private and AIM-listed companies for years.

Let us into your board room and take the burden of compliance and governance off your shoulders and let you focus on doing what you do best  – growing the business.

The Haddletons Way


We earn your trust through our authenticity. We listen, we communicate honestly, we genuinely care.


We are people just like you. Get to know us and you will find that we can do more than just resolve your problems and lighten your load.

Personal Service

We look at the world through your eyes to offer a truly bespoke service. The more we understand you and your world, the more we can do for you.

Premium Quality

We offer a premium service with price certainty. Our insight and expertise applied to your needs.

We recently instructed Haddletons to help us with legal compliance across our UK offices. We were very pleased with the way in which they worked with us, keeping to timelines and budget. It helped enormously that all the lawyers are senior and come with an inhouse background and quickly understood our needs: this facilitated quick and effective decision-making communicated in simple language. From a budgeting perspective it was helpful that they shared risk and only work on a fixed cost basis. We learnt that they do not have individual financial targets and their one objective is "to do an excellent job for the client". We like this approach, and it showed in how they looked after us. We would happily recommend Haddletons for commercial and compliance work and look forward to supporting them in the years ahead as it grows.

Simon Routledge

Manager, Sulzer Pumps (UK) Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a B Corp?

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

What is an insider list?

By Article 18 of the UK Market Abuse Regulation, a company on Aim must maintain a list which includes details of all persons who have access to inside information and who are working for them under a contract of employment, or otherwise performing tasks.

What is corporate governance?

Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. The governance of a company is the responsibility of its board of directors. Example responsibilities might be setting company strategic aims, supervising business management and reporting to shareholders.

What is the QCA code?

QCA (Quoted Companies Alliance) issue a corporate governance code (last issue 2018) which is a practical, outcome-oriented approach to corporate governance that is tailored for small and mid-size quoted companies in the UK.

What is the UK Corporate Governance Code?

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) publishes the Corporate Governance Code. It sets out the standards of good practice for listed companies on board composition and development, remuneration, shareholder relations, accountability and audit.  The first ‘code’ was published by the Cadbury Committee in 1992 but is now maintained by the FRC.

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Don’t be vulnerable to compliance failures – let Haddletons safeguard your integrity.