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It is possible to be disqualified as a director for actions and events which took place before you get appointed - if you dont fix them. Our team has been advising directors since 2002 on all aspects of director disqualification. Let us help you too.

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Normally, a director cannot be disqualified for failing to remedy previous inadequacies in the company before s/he became a director.

However, quite often it is the case that a director comes in to

  • “see out” the company;
  • cover up for previous directors; or
  • extract what value is left in a company

All of these approaches are indeed worthy of criticism.

Additionally, a director’s conduct will be assessed where

  • s/he is appointed and does little or nothing to protect creditors from a deteriorating situation which preceded his/her appointment;
  • or where s/he could have done something to prevent a pre-existing situation from getting worse;
  • a director disqualification example of this could be where there are outstanding tax returns from previous periods and a director does not bring them up to date or act to deal with this liability.

Francis Wilks & Jones is the county’s leading firm of director disqualification solicitors. We are director disqualification experts with a combined experience of over 50 years in all types of claims. Contact one of our friendly expert director disqualification solicitors now for assistance.

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