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Having the right legal team in place can make all the difference when dealing with director disqualification matters. We have been advising directors since 2002 and have dealt a huge range of individual circumstances. Our expertise means that every client gets the tailored solution fit for them. Call us today. We can help.

I was delighted by the work done by the team at FWJ and cannot recommend them highly enough. Their legal and tactical knowledge was spot on. I can now continue to grow my business free from the worry of my original disqualification

A director we defended against a disqualification claim

Director disqualification means that an individual, if found guilty of a director disqualification offence, is banned from being a director or being involved in the formation, promotion or management of a company for a period of between 2 and 15 years.

The director disqualification legislation which deals with all aspects of director disqualification proceedings is set out in the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986. https://www.gov.uk/company-director-disqualification/

  • where an individual has been a director of a company which has entered into insolvency, that individual could face the risk of being disqualified as acting as a director for a period between 2 to 15 years;
  • this is normally as a result of allegations of some kind of misconduct by the director in the company which has since gone into liquidation.

There are many different aspects to director disqualification proceedings and the team at Francis Wilks & Jones are the best director disqualification lawyers in the country. We have the country’s leading team of disqualification solicitors able to deal with all manner of enquiries.


Please contact one of our friendly team now for your consultation. At Francis Wilks & Jones, we have all director disqualification experience needed to deal with any type of issue you may have. Feel free to look at our website and the many different director disqualification examples of cases where we have successfully assisted our clients.

FWJ exceeded my expectations by not only avoiding an order for my disqualification as a director but also negotiating a complete withdrawal of the prosecution. This has been such a relief and weight off my mind after many years and I am very grateful to them. I strongly recommend instructing them at the very earliest opportunity. Timely advice, realistic expectations, prioritisation and logical legal presentation were key.

A company director we successfully defended against a director disqualification claim by the Registrar of Companies

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