HomeCase studiesSMEs, directors & shareholdersCommercial LitigationHelping three directors to minimise the outcome of disqualification proceedings

Why the client needed our help

Our clients were directors of a company which provided security personnel to companies and had also won a major contract to supply security staff to the Olympic site during its development as part of the 2012 Olympics.

Director disqualification allegations were made against our clients relating to failure to deliver up company records including accounting information and other company documentation.

How we helped

We prepared detailed witness evidence.

Whilst we acted for the three former directors, it was abundantly clear that one of them had little if any involvement in the financial running of the company and no control over the company documentation.

The outcome

Director disqualification proceedings against one director were dropped completely and his costs were recovered in full from the Secretary of State.
In respect of the other directors, we were able to negotiate a lower period of director disqualification undertaking than had originally been offered to them by way of the original Section 16 letter.

If there was ever a star rating for law firms, Francis Wilks & Jones would score five stars plus. Professional and pro-active, they were able to understand my problem quickly, provide expert advice, outline a solution and put it into place with a successful outcome. I should have gone to them sooner.

A client we successfully defended in director disqualification and insolvency related proceedings

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Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie

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Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

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Victoria Walley

Victoria Walley

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