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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 you to continue trading and avoiding the risk of personal liability as well. We have been helping businesses since 2002. Let our team of experts help you too.

There is no such thing as a “validation order form” although there certainly is a process which has to be followed in order to succeed in obtaining a validation order from court.

Validation orders follow a similar pattern

  • normally they start with some investigation into the background of the company and close work with the directors and financial officers of the business to understand the financial circumstances of the company and why a winding up petition or winding up order was presented;
  • this then leads to drafting of validation order witness statements and a formal application being made to court for a validation order hearing;
  • once that hearing is set, we instruct a validation order barrister to attend court and persuade the court that it is appropriate for a validation order to be made thus allowing certain payments to be made out of a frozen bank account.

So, while there is no set validation order form, there is a process which needs to be followed in order to get a successful validation order.

The team at Francis Wilks & Jones have many years’ experience in validation orders and can help alleviate the stress of facing a winding up petition or winding up order and help your company survive.


Our team of winding up petition & validation order solicitors at Francis Wilks & Jones are the best in the country. We specialise in acting for companies who have received winding up orders either from creditors or HMRC. Our advice is fast, effective and highly effective. Let us help.

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