HomeCase studiesSMEs, directors & shareholdersCommercial litigationPreventing a director disqualification claim after effective responses to an Insolvency Service questionnaire

Why the client needed our help

Our client was facing director disqualification proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

How we helped

The client needed help completing a questionnaire issued to him by the Insolvency Service / Secretary of State pursuant to the CDDA 1986. The questionnaire was in relation to his role as a director of a limited company which had gone into liquidation and the affairs of that company, including an overdrawn director’s loan account.

We provided the client with advice on his position and assisted him in preparing the questionnaire.  

The outcome

Our responses to the questionnaire persuaded the Insolvency Service / Secretary of State not to take any further action against our client at that time. This meant that no Section 16 letter or formal legal disqualification proceedings were issued and our client could continue acting as a director of the company.

I would strongly recommend using FWJ for director disqualification matters. Tactically and commercially they played it just right and I am now able to get on with my business life without the worry of disqualification hanging over me.

A director we defended against a disqualification claim

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