Companies House Reforms – the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023


This webinar took place on Wednesday 21 February 2024

The implementation of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act meant sudden changes to working practices for company registration. Join us as we discuss the best ways to navigate this landscape and develop your processes. 

We will be covering topics such as:

  • The introduction of identity verification for directors and PSCs of companies.
  • Restrictions on the use of corporate directors.
  • The role of an authorised corporate service provider.
  • The register of members and changes to the information to be recorded.
  • Keeping the register of directors and the PSC register centrally.
  • Changes to limited partnership law.
  • The effect of the Act on limited liability partnerships.
  • The registration of overseas companies and the Register of Overseas Entities.



Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director, Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

Peter Swabey is Policy and Research Director at CGIUKI. He is responsible for developing CGIUKI’s profile to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to CGIUKI strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations. Peter joined CGIUKI in 2013 and has almost 30 years’ industry experience. Prior to CGIUKI, Peter was at Equiniti where he was Company Secretary and Industry Leadership Director; he was also a Director of Equiniti David Venus, Equiniti’s Company Secretarial Services provider.

Phillip Journeaux, Partner, De Pinna Notaries

Phillip specialises in Italian language notarial work and leads our Italian department. He also oversees De Pinna’s Translation services. He joined De Pinna in October 2005, qualified as a Notary Public in 2010 and as a Scrivener Notary in 2011. Phillip is a dual British/Italian national with extensive experience working in Italian language notarial matters for use in Italy and other Italian speaking jurisdictions. He is exceptionally knowledgeable of international business law and regularly speaks and presents on notarial and cross-border legal matters.

Stephanie Michael, Operational Risk, Governance & Company Secretary, Trenitalia UK Ltd

Stephanie embarked on her professional journey in 2005 at Clydesdale Bank Plc in the United Kingdom, where she held pivotal positions in the areas of commercial banking, risk management, and internal audit. In 2014, she ventured into the realm of international business consulting in Cyprus, joining a fiduciary company that served global companies. In 2016, Stephanie transitioned to the transportation and infrastructure sector, joining the esteemed Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group (FSI Group) in Rome. There, she played a key role in international railway projects, including the successful implementation of high-speed rail and rail signalling systems, acquiring in-depth technical knowledge. Building upon her extensive experience in risk management and corporate governance, Stephanie has dedicated the past five years to further expanding her expertise, resulting in a significant impact on the European subsidiaries of FSI Group. Presently, she holds the position of Operational Risk and Governance & Company Secretary for Trenitalia UK Ltd in London.

Iain Ostrowski-Rogers, Consultant, Scrivener Notary, De Pinna Notaries

Iain Ostrowski-Rogers is an internationally recognised specialist for his notarial work in relation to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.  He qualified as a Scrivener Notary in 2000 and has been consulting with De Pinna since 2019. He is on the court of the Scriveners Company and acts as the Company’s Examinations Officer.  In addition, Iain is an academic consultant to the Notarial Practice Course at University College London, the course director of the Notarial Professional Course run by the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland and provides tuition in notarial practice and acts as an examiner in Hong Kong, Guernsey and Jersey.  Iain has committed his career to raising standards within the notarial profession in England and Wales and other jurisdictions with similar systems and leading by example as a dedicated Scrivener Notary.


De Pinna Notaries is the largest firm of Scrivener Notaries in England and Wales and provides notarisation services to corporate and private clients around the world, working with both hard copy and electronic documents. The firm also offers translation and legislation services, verification for the purposes of The Register of Overseas Entities and acts as agents for service of legal process.

De Pinna is the only firm of Scrivener Notaries in England and Wales to hold the ISO 27001 accreditation for information security management and third of the FTSE 100 companies trust the firm’s expert notaries to handle their documents safely.

The firm is ideally placed to notarise, translate or legalise your documents quickly and efficiently for you. For more information, visit depinna.com or email info@depinna.co.uk.

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Date: 21 February 2024

Timing: 12:30 - 13:30 GMT

CPD: 1 hour

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