HomeFWJ TakeawayDirector disqualification claimsDisqualification legislationSection 2 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986

Having the right legal team in place can make all the difference when dealing with director disqualification matters. We have been advising directors since 2002 and have dealt a huge range of individual circumstances. Our expertise means that every client gets the tailored solution fit for them. Call us today. We can help.

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

A client who approached us just two weeks before the trial of a large director disqualification claim against him and his son

Set out below in full is section 2 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 setting out the general provisions relating to director disqualification on conviction of an indictable offence.

Disqualification on conviction of indictable offence.

  • the court may make a disqualification order against a person where he is convicted of an indictable offence (whether on indictment or summarily) in connection with the promotion, formation, management liquidation or striking off of a company with the receivership of a company’s property or with his being an administrative receiver of a company.
  • “the court” for this purpose means
    • any court having jurisdiction to wind up the company in relation to which the offence was committed, or
    • the court by or before which the person is convicted of the offence, or
    • in the case of a summary conviction in England and Wales, any other magistrates’ court acting in the same local justice area; and for the purposes of this section the definition of “indictable offence” in Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978 applies for Scotland as it does for England and Wales.
  • The maximum period of disqualification under this section is:
    • where the disqualification order is made by a court of summary jurisdiction, 5 years, and
    • in any other case, 15 years

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 case experience means that we can assist whatever the nature of your director disqualification claim. Contact one of our expert friendly director disqualification lawyers now for your confidential consultation.

If there was ever a star rating for law firms, Francis Wilks & Jones would score five stars plus. Professional and pro-active, they were able to understand my problem quickly, provide expert advice, outline a solution and put it into place with a successful outcome. I should have gone to them sooner

A client we successfully defended in director disqualification and insolvency related proceedings

Case studies

View all case studies

Contact us in confidence