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Why the client needed our help

Our client was a successful theatre producer who had been prosecuted by Companies House for failing to file his company’s financial accounts. As part of the prosecution, he had been disqualified from acting as a director, leaving the company unable to continue its schedule of theatre productions. The client wanted us to help him find a way of saving his business.

How we helped

We applied for leave for our client under Section 17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act so that he could be allowed to continue acting as a director despite being disqualified. While the decision would be entirely at the court’s discretion, we needed to form a strong argument in our client’s favour.

The outcome

At the successful hearing that followed, the court granted permission for our client to act as a director for his company which meant that it could continue trading and producing the shows in accordance with its schedule.

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Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie

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Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

Senior Associate

Maria Koureas-Jones

Maria Koureas-Jones

Partner

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