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The rules relating to time periods for the Secretary of State to bring formal director disqualification proceedings changed in 2015.

  • For all companies which entered into liquidation prior to October 2015, the Secretary of State had 2 years from the date of liquidation to bring formal director disqualification proceedings.
  • Section 108 of the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 meant that from October 2015, the Secretary of State now has a 3 year period to bring director disqualification proceedings so long as the misconduct complained of took place from October 2015 onwards.

Understanding the time limits can be crucial. Let us help.


Francis Wilks & Jones is the county’s leading firm of director disqualification solicitors. We are genuine experts in what we do with a combined experience of over 75 years in director disqualification claims. Contact one of our friendly expert solicitors now for your consultation.

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