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Our team at Francis Wilks & Jones is renowned for providing high quality advice to directors and business owners since 2002. Running a business always has its challenges, irrespective of its size, nature and make-up. Whatever situation or issue you face, our team will have the experience to assist. Don't settle for second best. Call the experts today.

“One of the most astute appointments I have ever made.”

A company director we successfully defended against disqualification

Director disputes

Our director services team regularly advises and defends directors on the following types of claim

Disqualification proceedings

Director Disqualification Claims are a particular expertise of ours. We are the No 1 team of lawyers in the UK dealing with disqualification cases. We have been defending directors and winning claims for disqualified directors since 2002.

For example – we hold the record for the most companies in a single Section 17 court application (seventeen companies) and have a 100% record in applications to people to remain directors despite disqualification stretching back to 2002.

We provide advice on Insolvency Service Questionnaires, What constitutes Director Misconduct, Bounce Back Loan claims, Voluntary Undertakings, Compensation Orders, Defending legal proceedings, Magistrates Court claims, Applications to Remain a director, Public Interest Winding Up Petitions and much more. Read more in our fantastic Director Disqualification pages.

The role of a director and director duties explained

Our specialist team is often asked to advice Directors about their legal responsibilities and what it actually means to them in a personal and corporate capacity. Understanding your responsibilities as a Director is vitally important.

We can help explain your fiduciary, statutory and public interest duties – and minimise your risk if things do go wrong later on.

Other general claims against directors

We deal with other general claims against directors. These can include personal common law claims by individuals trading with the company (where the corporate veil may be pierced).  

Director dispute solicitors

Should you require any assistance, please contact a member of our director services team and we can help you today. Whatever your situation, we have almost certainly seen it before and our experience can help you find the solution you need.

Whether it is simply putting your mind at rest that there is nothing to be concerned about, or dealing with an actual or threatened claim – we have the legal team to help you. Or speak directly to Partners Stephen Downie or Maria Koureas-Jones for immediate assistance.

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

Key contacts

Maria Koureas-Jones

Maria Koureas-Jones


Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

Senior Associate

Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie


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