What Happens When An Application For Director Disqualification Is Made To The Court?

The Director Disqualification court proceedings will be brought by the Secretary of State for Business. Innovative & Skills or by the Official Receiver in compulsory winding up cases (as directed by the Secretary of State). Who then puts together a case against a director.

The matter is heard and decided by the court whether the alleged conduct makes a director unfit to act in the management of a company. If so, how long they should be disqualified for.

Top Tip: During the court proceedings there are key case management steps that a director should not avoid: 
1. You must file an Acknowledgement of Service of the claim within 14 days of receiving it and send a copy to the Insolvency Service. 
2. You must file and serve your evidence responding to the claim within 28 days of receiving the claim.

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