HomeFWJ TakeawayDirector disqualification claimsCommon reasons for disqualificationSection 13 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986

There are many grounds which give rise to disqualification as a director - the most common of which by far relate to non payment of taxes to HMRC by the company. But there are other grounds for criminal offences. Whatever the reason or allegations against you - our team has been successfully defending director disqualification claims since 2002. Let us help you.

Francis Wilks & Jones acted with great professionalism, responding quickly to my requirements, leading to an eventual withdrawal of the claim against me and my son. I am extremely grateful

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Set out below in full is section 13 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 setting out the general provisions relating to director disqualification criminal penalties

Criminal penalties

If a person acts in contravention of a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking or in contravention of section 12(2), 12A or 12B, or is guilty of an offence under section 11, he is liable:

  • on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine, or both; and
  • on summary conviction, to imprisonment for not more than 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both.

Our expert team of director disqualification solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones are here to help you with your director disqualification questions. Our knowledge of the Company Director disqualification Act 1986 and practical director disqualification case experience means that we can assist whatever the nature of your director disqualification claim.

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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