Validation orders

Validation orders are special types of court applications which are made in urgent circumstances when a company has been served with a winding up petition. That could be a winding up petition issued by a creditor or for example a winding up petition by the HMRC for non-payment of NI, VAT, PAYE or other tax. 

In the circumstances where a winding up petition has been issued and served against a company, if the company wants to continue to trade, for example to pay staff or complete a contract, it should obtain a validation order at court to allow those particular transactions to be made. 

Failure to properly obtain a validation order can have drastic consequences for the directors of a business and/or recipients of monies if the company then goes into liquidation. A liquidator can bring claims against the directors and/or recipients of monies to recover those from the directors. Furthermore, without a validation order the company bank account can be frozen and it can affect your ability to continue to trade. Bank account frozen issues can really damage a company and a validation order can give court sanction to the unfreezing of an account and force the bank to transfer the monies. 

At Francis Wilks & Jones we are the experts in validation orders. We have a team who deal specifically with validation orders and we have expert links to barristers including our own in-house barrister to attend court on an urgent basis to make these applications. Contact us now for your expert assistance. 

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Francis Wilks & Jones is the county’s leading firm of validation order solicitors. We are experts in all matters relating to validation orders and making these types of applications. We can help a company continue to trade and help unfreeze a bank account. Our knowledge of the validation order process is second to none and our results excellent. Whatever your validation order enquiry, we can assist. Call now to speak to a friendly validation order adviser.

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