Welcome to Francis Wilks & Jones, the country’s leading firm of validation order solicitors. If you have been served with a winding up petition we can help you continue to trade, unfreeze your bank account and reverse the winding up order. Whatever your situation, please contact one of our friendly lawyers for your expert consultation.

Validation Orders

1. Validation order

A validation order is a specific type of court order made in circumstances where a winding up petition has been issued against a company or limited liability partnership. Validation orders are very important as they provide court sanction to continue trading legally despite a winding up petition having been issued against the company. The failure to obtain a validation order can lead to personal claims against directors in the event the company is later wound up.
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2. Unfreeze company bank account

Unfreeze company bank account” is something we are often asked to look at. Company bank accounts can be frozen following service of a winding up petition on a company. It can have huge consequences on a business and can stop it from being able to trade. We are experts at unfreezing assets and company bank accounts. Contact Francis Wilks & Jones now for your expert team to help unfreeze your bank account.
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3. Continue to trade

Are you worried about your ability to continue to trade? This is often the case if a winding up petition has been issued against your company. It can often arise following a bank account being frozen or other assets frozen. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the expert team who can help you continue to trade despite a winding up order being issued against you.
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4. Frozen bank account

Are you suffering from a frozen bank account? We are often phoned regarding “frozen bank account” enquiries – often as a result of a winding up petition being served against a company. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have a team of frozen bank account experts who can help unfreeze company bank accounts and enable you to continue to trade. Contact one of our frozen bank account experts now who can help you.
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5. Unfreeze assets

Are you looking to unfreeze assets following service of a winding up petition? If so, we have the expert team to help you continue trading following a winding up order and unfreeze limited company bank accounts. Please contact us and speak to one of our expert legal advisers and we can help you.
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6. Company frozen bank account

Are you suffering from a company frozen bank account? This is often what happens after the service of a winding up order on a company. Unless it is dealt with quickly, a company frozen bank account can end up with disastrous consequences for a company. However, at Francis Wilks & Jones we have the team here to help you. We are company frozen bank account specialists and can help get the winding up order reversed.
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7. Winding up order reversed

Do you need a winding up order reversed? If you do then we are the specialist winding up order firm to help you. Our team of specialist legal advisers can help on all aspects of winding up petitions including getting them reversed and seeking a validation order in the meantime. Contact one of our legal advisers now.
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8. Continue trading winding up order

“Continue trading winding up order” is a phrase we often hear from our clients. Commonly, if a winding up order is issued against a company, “continue trading winding up order” is a key search term by which they contact us for urgent assistance. We can help you continue trading with a winding up order issued against you. Our legal team of experts can assist in all aspects of winding up orders and validation orders.
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9. Limited company bank account frozen

Are you facing a limited company bank account frozen situation? If so, it is probably as a result of a winding up petition being issued against your company. If a bank finds out about this, it can lead to a frozen bank account. This can have drastic consequences for a business but the good news is that our team of legal experts at Francis Wilks & Jones can help you through this difficult situation.
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10. What is a validation order?

We are commonly asked “what is a validation order”? The answer is that it is a type of formal court order which allows a company to continue trading despite having been served with a winding up petition. Validation orders help avoid the worst consequences of a winding up petition and allow you crucially to continue trading your company without fear of personal liability should the company later be wound up.
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11. Who can apply for a validation order?

It is important to understand who can apply for a validation order after service of a winding up petition. There are only limited parties who can apply for a validation order and it is key to understand this in order to be successful in any validation order application.
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12. How do you apply for a validation order?

It is important to understand that if you need a validation order, you go through the right processes to make an application. It is the type of application a court will look at very closely and therefore, you need validation order experts to guide you through this process. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have the team of validation order experts to help you through this issue whilst you deal with the winding up petition.
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13. Where do you apply for a validation order?

It is important that if you are considering applying for a validation order because of a winding up petition, that you make any application in the right court. At Francis Wilks & Jones we have a team of expert validation lawyers who can help ensure that you do not make any procedural errors which could endanger the application and inadvertently lead to the winding up of your company.
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14. How is a validation order application served?

There are strict service provisions relating to service of a validation order both in terms of time periods and the parties upon whom a validation order needs to be served. Unless this is done properly it could render the application ineffective. That in turn could lead to a winding up order against your company. In order to avoid this happening, contact us know and speak to one of our validation order experts.
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15. When should you apply for a validation order?

If you have been served with a winding up petition then it is critical to understand when you should apply for a validation order to allow you to continue to trade the company. Not only do you need to have expert guidance on how to make an application, it is also important to understand when you should make an application for a validation order. Contact one of our expert validation order solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones and we can help you through this important part of the winding up order process.
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16. What are the effects of a validation order?

We are often asked “what are the effects of a validation order?” It is a very important question because if you do properly obtain a validation order it can have a dramatic difference on your ability to trade and also relieve you from any possible personal liabilities as well. Speak to one of our expert validation order solicitors now and we can take you through the validation order process.
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17. Who pays the costs of a validation order?

An important part of the validation order process is working out who pays the costs of a validation order. It is an important question to resolve before making the validation order application and at Francis Wilks & Jones, we have the leading team of experts who can help you in the validation order process and answer any questions relating to the cost of the validation order and how these are paid. It is a critically important matter to get clarified at the outset of the process.
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