If your company bank account has been frozen because of a winding up petition – we can help. A validation order application is normally the best way to proceed, allowing use of the bank account and to continue trading - plus avoiding the risk of personal liability as well. We have been helping businesses since 2002. Let our team of experts help you too.

A validation order allows a company which has been served with a winding up order to continue making certain payments. It can make the difference between the company trading or going under.

A validation hearing is the final part of the validation order application process.

In order to be successful in a validation order Section 127 process;

  • we will firstly need to draft witness statement evidence in support of your application. That will then form part of the actual validation order application to court.
  • once that validation order application is issued at court, you will be given a validation hearing date at which the parties are due to attend the court and a barrister on your behalf will explain to the court why a validation order is needed and is appropriate;
  • a validation court order will not be granted without a formal validation hearing taking place before a judge.

We are the proven experts in this area. The team at Francis Wilks & Jones have great track record in successful validation order applications. We have helped many companies unfreeze their bank accounts, continue trading and have the winding up order reversed. We have excellent links with barristers who can deal with validation order applications in a quick and prompt manner.


Francis Wilks & Jones is the county’s leading firm of validation order and company rescue solicitors. We are experts in all matters relating to validation orders and making these types of section 127 validation order 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. Call today.

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