A sole trader cannot be disqualified. But sometimes a former director doesn't want to continue in business as a sole trader - in which case, it might make sense to apply to court for permission to become a director again. Whatever your circumstances, we can help. The key is never to breach the terms of a disqualification order.

It is possible to be a sole trader or partner despite being subject to a director disqualification order or director disqualification undertaking.

The Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 only applies to

  • directors and managers of companies;
  • limited liability partnerships; and
  • certain charities.

Often a change of trading status will require restructuring existing business arrangements and at Francis Wilks & Jones this is something we can assist you with.

Our expert team of director disqualification solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones are here to help you with any type of director disqualification enquiry. Contact one of our expert director disqualification lawyers now for your confidential consultation. Whatever your requirements, we can show you director disqualification examples of similar cases we have successfully assisted with.

FWJ exceeded my expectations by not only avoiding an order for my disqualification as a director but also negotiating a complete withdrawal of the prosecution. This has been such a relief and weight off my mind after many years and I am very grateful to them. I strongly recommend instructing them at the very earliest opportunity. Timely advice, realistic expectations, prioritisation and logical legal presentation were key.

A company director we successfully defended against a director disqualification claim by the Registrar of Companies

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