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There are a huge amount of Covid & Bounce Back Loan disqualification claims being issued at the moment. Our brilliant team helps directors every day - defeating claims and also stopping liquidators too. Call us for a free consultation today.

We have been defending directors from bounce back loan disqualification ever since the pandemic started. It is the most common form of disqualification claim we deal with at the moment. We have many directors defeat claims in the last 3 years. Our team has a brilliant range of expertise you need. Before instructing a lawyer – make sure you call us today. You wont be disappointed.

  • Stephen Downie is a partner and heads up our director disqualification team. Stephen is dual qualified as both a solicitor (with higher rights) and is a qualified accountant with expertise in complex accounting, tax and loan matters. What differentiates Francis Wilks & Jones from other solicitors is that Stephen was previously an Insolvency Examiner within the Insolvency Service, an accountant working within Insolvency Practitioner firms investigating directors’ conduct and – following qualification as a solicitor in 2006 – Stephen spent 5 years as solicitor for the Secretary of State and Official Receivers, managing director disqualification claims.  For the last 10-15 years since joining Francis Wilks & Jones, Stephen has advised and assisted Directors in defending director disqualification claims and getting them permission to continue acting as a director despite disqualification. 
  • Andy Lynch is an expert on any HMRC issues and is able to assist on any complex tax related matters. Before joining FWJ, Andy spent 18 years at HMRC in the special investigations team. He regularly defends directors in a variety of claims.
  • Doug McEvoy is an associate at FWJ with a wide range of disqualification expertise, most recently defending many directors from Bounce Back Loan and Covid related claims. Doug also helps defend directors from associated liquidator claims for repayment of bounce back loan money.

For further reading on Bounce Back Loan defence – read our fantastic free 2024 guide on Director Disqualification and Bounce Back Loans

I was greatly impressed with FWJ. Their commercial approach combined with specialist knowledge and tactical expertise was pivotal in the claim being dropped and costs recovered in full.

A director we defended in disqualification proceedings

Director Disqualification case studies for Bounce Back Loan and Covid Loan abuse

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