Section 2 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986

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.

(1) 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.

(2) “The court” for this purpose means:

(a) any court having jurisdiction to wind up the company in relation to which the offence was committed, or

(b) the court by or before which the person is convicted of the offence, or

(c) 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.

(3) The maximum period of disqualification under this section is:

(a) where the disqualification order is made by a court of summary jurisdiction, 5 years, and

(b) in any other case, 15 years

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