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Being threatened with disqualification for misuse of company assets is a serious matter. Our brilliant disqualification team can help fight these claims and often get them dropped completely or the period of disqualification significantly reduced. Call us for free today.

We have been defending directors from disqualification since we set up business in 2002. We have helped 100’s directors in that time. We are the leading UK legal experts in this area of the law and can help with serious allegations involving misuse of company assets.

  • 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 misuse of company asset claims. 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, tax allegations and misuse of company assets. He also helps defend directors from associated liquidator claims.

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 for misappropriation of company assets

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Stephen Downie

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