Limited Liability Partnerships


Appendices

APPENDIX A

You will need the approval of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry before you use any of the following words or expressions (or their plural or possessive forms) in your chosen limited liability partnership name.

(a) Words which imply national or international pre-eminence:

British Great Britain National Wales
England International Scotland Welsh
English Ireland Scottish  
European Irish United Kingdom  

(b) Words which imply business pre-eminence or representative or authoritative status:

Association Board Federation Institution
Authority Council Institute Society

(c) Words which imply specific objects or functions:

Assurance Co-operative Insurance Registered
Assurer Foundation Insurer Re-insurance
Benevolent Friendly society Patent Re-insurer
Charter Fund Patentee Sheffield
Chartered Group Post office Stock exchange
Chemist Holding Reassurance Trade union
Chemistry Industrial &
provident society
Re-assurer Trust
  Register  

APPENDIX B

Words or expressions in the following list need the approval of the Secretary of State. If you want to use any of them in your limited liability partnership name you will need to write first to the relevant body to ask if they have any objection to its use. When you apply for approval to use the name you should tell Companies House that you have written to the relevant body and enclose a copy of the reply you have received.

Word or Expression

Relevant Body for Limited Liability Partnerships intending to have their registered office in England or Wales

Relevant Body for Limited Liability Partnerships intending to have their registered office in Scotland

Charity, Charitable

Head of Status
Charity Commission
Woodfield House
Tangier
Taunton
TA1 4BL

For recognition as a
Scottish charity
Inland Revenue
FICO (Scotland)
Trinity Park House
South Trinity Road
Edinburgh
EH5 3SD

Contact Lens

The Registrar
General Optical Council
41 Harley Street
London W1N 2DJ

As for England and
Wales

Dental, Dentistry

The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1M 8DQ

As for England and
Wales

District Nurse
Health Visitor,
Midwife, Midwifery
Nurse, Nursing

The Registrar &
Chief Executive
United Kingdom Central
Council for Nursing,
Midwifery and Health Visiting
23 Portland Place
London W1N 3AF

As for England and
Wales

Health Centre

Office of the Solicitor
Department of Health &
Social Security
48 Carey Street
London WC2A 2LS

As for England and
Wales

Health Service

Department of Health
Room 2N35A
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7UE

As for England and
Wales

Police

Home Office
Police Dept
Strategy Group
Room 510
50 Queen Anne’s Gate
London SW1H 9AT

The Scottish Ministers
Police Division
St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh EH1 3DG

Polytechnic

Department of Education
and Science
FHE 1B
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3BT

As for England and Wales

Pregnancy,
Termination,
Abortion

Department of Health
Area 423
Wellington House
133-135 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UG

As for England and
Wales

Royal, Royale,
Royalty, King,
Queen, Prince, Princess,
Windsor, Duke,
His/Her Majesty

If based in England:
Grant Bavister
Dept for Constitutional Affairs
Constitutional Policy Division
6th Floor Selborne House
54 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6QW

If based in Wales:
The National Assembly for Wales
Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NQ

The Scottish Ministers
Civil Law and Legal Aid Division
Saughton House
Broomhouse Drive
Edinburgh EH11 3XD

Special School

Department for Education
and Employment
Schools 2 Branch
Sanctuary Buildings
Great Smith Street
Westminster
London SW1P 3BT

As for England and
Wales

University

Privy Council Office
2 Carlton Gardens
London SW1Y 5AA

As for England and
Wales

APPENDIX C

Certain words or expressions are covered by other legislation and their use in limited liability partnership names might be a criminal offence. These are listed below. If you want to use any of these words or expressions in your limited liability partnership name, then you should contact the relevant regulatory authority or ask Companies House for advice before proceeding. Companies House may seek independent advice from the relevant body.

Word Or Expression

Relevant Legislation

Relevant Body

Architect

Section 20 Architects
Registration Act 1997

Architects Registration
Board
73 Hallam Street
London W1N 6EE

Credit Union

Credit Union Act 1979

The Public Records Section
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Veterinary Surgeon
Veterinary, Vet

Sections 19/20
Veterinary Surgeons
Act 1966

The Registrar
Royal College of
Veterinary Surgeons
62-64 Horseferry Rd
London SW1P 2AF

Solicitor (Scotland)

5.31, Solicitors
(Scotland) Act 1980

The Law Society of Scotland
26 Drumsheugh Gardens
Edinburgh, EH3 7YR

Dentist
Dental Surgeon
Dental Practitioner

Dental Act 1984

The Registrar
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street
London W1M 8DQ

Druggist
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutist
Pharmacist
Pharmacy

Section 78
Medicines Act 1968

The Director of
Legal Services
The Royal Pharmaceutical
Society of Great Britain
1 Lambeth High Street
London SE1 7JN
(for Scottish
Registered Companies)
The Pharmaceutical
Society
36 York Place
Edinburgh
EH13HU

Olympiad,
Olympiads,
Olympian,
Olympians,
Olympic,
Olympics,
or translation of these

Olympic Symbol etc. (Protection) Act 1995*

*Also protects Olympic symbols of five interlocking rings and motto “Citius Altius Fortius”

British Olympic Association
1 Wandsworth Plain
London
SW18 1EH

Optician,
Ophthalmic Optician
Dispensing Optician,
Enrolled Optician
Registered Optician,
Optometrist

Opticians Act 1989

The Registrar
General Optical Council
41 Harley Street
London W1N 2DJ

Red Cross
Geneva Cross,
Red Crescent,
Red Lion and Sun

Geneva Convention
Act 1957

Seek advice of
Companies House

Anzac

Section 1 Anzac Act 1916

Seek advice of
Companies House

Chiropodist, Dietician
Medical Laboratory,
Technician,
Occupational Therapist,
Orthoptist,
Physiotherapist,
Radiographer
Remedial Gymnast

Professions
Supplementary to
Medicine Act 1960
if preceded by
Registered, State or
Registered

Mrs Joan Arnott
Department of Health
HRD HRB
Rm 2N35A
Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7JE

Institute of Laryngology
Institute of Otology
Institute of Urology
Institute of Orthopaedics

University College
London Act 1988

Seek advice of
University College
London
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Patent Office,
Patent Agent

Copyright, Designs
and Patents Act
1988

IPPD (Intellectual Property Policy
Directorate),
Room 3B38, Concept House,
The Patent Office,
Cardiff Road,
Newport,
NP10 8QQ

Building Society

Building Society
Act 1986

Seek advice of
Building Societies Commission
Victoria House
30-40 Kingsway
London WC2B 6ES

Chamber(s) of Business
Chamber(s) of Commerce
Chamber(s) of Commerce and Industry
Chamber(s) of Commerce, Training and Enterprise
Chamber(s) of Enterprise
Chamber(s) of Industry
Chamber(s) of Trade
Chamber(s) of Trade and Industry
Chamber(s) of Training
Chamber(s) of Training and Enterprise

Companies and Business
(Chamber of Commerce etc) Act 1999

Guidance is available from
Companies House

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