HomeFWJ TakeawayDirector disqualification claimsDisqualification legislationSection 14 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986

Set out below in full is section 14 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 setting out the general provisions relating to director disqualification offences by corporate bodies.

Offences by body corporate

  • where a body corporate is guilty of an offence of acting in contravention of a disqualification order or disqualification undertaking or in contravention of section 12A or 12B, and it is proved that the offence occurred with the consent or connivance of, or was attributable to any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity he, as well as the body corporate, is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
  • where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of the body corporate.

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