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It is possible for a director to make an application to remain acting as a director or be involved in the management despite a disqualification order or undertaking. We have a 100% success record in these applications going back to 2002. Our team can help you back into business.

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A company director we successfully defended against disqualification

We are often asked what to do by individuals already disqualified or facing disqualification proceedings and who want to be involved with a company.

Can someone be involved in the management of a company once disqualified?

The answer is yes – but only with permission from the court.

Without the court’s permission, anyone found to be acting in a managerial role in a company is liable to face a fine or imprisonment.

We can help you obtain that permission from court

There is provision in section 17 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 for a disqualified director to apply to court for

  • permission to be a director; or
  • involved in the management of a company or LLP

despite a director disqualification order being made.

We have 100% success rate in permission applications

Our specialist director disqualification team at Francis Wilks & Jones offers the expertise needed to make such an application and have a 100% success rate since we started trading in 2002.

We also currently hold the record for the most companies granted leave in a one single application – a total of seventeen.

Remember – director disqualification doesn’t necessarily mean putting your business ambitions on hold.

Our specialist Director disqualification team is here to help you. We are the leading firm of experts in the country. Call for your consultation today. Alternatively e mail us with your enquiry and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.

FWJ exceeded my expectations by not only avoiding an order for my disqualification as a director but also negotiating a complete withdrawal of the prosecution. This has been such a relief and weight off my mind after many years and I am very grateful to them. I strongly recommend instructing them at the very earliest opportunity. Timely advice, realistic expectations, prioritisation and logical legal presentation were key.

A company director we successfully defended against a director disqualification claim by the Registrar of Companies

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