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Public interest winding up petitions and director disqualification claims are very serious indeed. Our expert team has successfully defended directors since 2002 - call us for assistance today.

If the Public Interest Unit feels there is sufficient evidence to bring director disqualification proceedings against a director of the company which has been wound up in the public interest, it will request the Secretary of State commences proceedings against that director.

If the director disqualification is as a result of a company being wound up in the public interest, it is not uncommon for former directors of those companies to be given longer periods of director disqualification. This is because the courts often feel that their actions have caused harm to the public interest as a whole and that that director should not be allowed to be a director for a substantial period of time.

Defending Public interest disqualification claims – contact us

It is possible to challenge director disqualification orders and at Francis Wilks and Jones, we have many years of experience in successfully challenging director disqualification claims.

The ban on being a director applies to all registered and unregistered companies formed in England, Wales and Scotland.

It applies to foreign companies if the company is registered in England, Wales and Scotland and has a sufficient connection to England, Wales or Scotland (for example, if it carries on business or has assets here) even if it is not registered here.


At Francis Wilks and Jones our solicitors have many years of experience in assisting directors who are subject to disqualification proceedings. We can assist you through every step of the process to try and ensure that you are not disqualified or your director disqualification is for as short a period as possible. Don’t delay – contact us now for your initial consultation.

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