Our team at prospectus.com has years of experience writing prospectuses for hundreds of varying industries and businesses. We work one on one with our clients during the prospectus drafting process and take it upon ourselves – in almost obligatory fashion – to assist our clients with their quest for growth once our services our complete. Publication of information in relation to the issue of securities in the United Kingdom is governed by the Prospectus Rules, which implement the European law Prospectus Directive. A prospectus must be published where certain types of securities either are offered to the public or are requested for admission on a regulated market. The prospectus must be approved by the competent authority in the United Kingdom, which is currently the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in its capacity as the United Kingdom Listing Authority. If the purpose of the prospectus is to induce people to engage in an investment activity, it will also need to be issued or approved by an 'authorised person' or it will constitute an unlawful financial promotion under section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As I mentioned earlier, lawyers charge astronomical hourly rates, usually anywhere between $120 – $425 per hour. Hourly rates are increasing every year, and some lawyers already charge much higher than the rates I just mentioned. In order to save time, consider what information is the same with every memo and how you can avoid re-writing it each time. There are numerous exceptions to the requirement to publish a prospectus, although an exempt company may still be required to publish listing particulars where it is seeking admission of its shares to the full list or an admission document where it is seeking admission of its shares to AIM.