Company directors’ disqualification

Director disqualification


Our specialist director disqualification solicitors can provide advice to any individuals threatened with or subject to proceedings under the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA). If you are facing director disqualification proceedings talk to one of our experienced lawyers in Leeds, Sheffield or York.

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Under the CDDA, a person may be disqualified from acting as a director of any limited company for a period of between 2 and 15 years. A Disqualification Order can therefore have a devastating effect on your ability to earn a living and on the reputation of your business.

You can be disqualified from being a company director if you don’t meet your legal responsibilities and can be investigated and disqualified if your conduct is reported as being unfit. Unfit conduct includes:

  • allowing a company to continue trading when it can’t pay its debts;
  • using company money or assets for personal benefit;
  • not sending accounts and returns to Companies House;
  • not keeping proper company accounting records; and
  • not paying tax owed by the company.

Anyone at risk of a disqualification should seek immediate expert advice and our team can assist you with any investigation, in responding to a notice of intention to seek disqualification and defending any claim for disqualification.

Undertakings


In some cases it may be beneficial and appropriate to offer an Undertaking not to act as a director. Expert advice should be taken before offering or accepting an Undertaking and our specialist team will then negotiate acceptable terms and the period of such an Undertaking.

Consequences of breaching orders and undertakings


Disqualification Orders and Undertakings significantly restrict the roles that you can undertake and carry out within a company. It is paramount that you understand the implications of a Disqualification Order or Undertaking as if you breach either of them you can be imprisoned for up to two years.

Speak to a specialist director disqualification solicitor


Our experienced regulatory law team can help no matter what situation your business is facing. Please contact us by phone using the number at the top of this page, or leave your details in the enquiry form and we’ll call you back.  For immediate assistance please use our 24/7 mobile number 07971 520407.

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in SheffieldLeeds and York.

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Our dedicated director disqualification defence Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom.

We can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

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