News and Blogs

On this page, you will find news and comment about what is happening in our areas of specialism: Director DisqualificationInsolvency and RestructuringInsolvency LitigationCommercial LitigationRegulatory Disputes, and Construction Disputes.

Our 3 most recent news stories and blogs are shown below. All older news stories and blogs are archived into the relevant specialism category. We like to think of ourselves as the directors friend and hope you find these articles interesting and informative.

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Director Disqualification for not Keeping Proper Accounting Records

This news news story looks at an 8 year director disqualification undertaking accepted by a director for not keeping proper accounting records and suppressing his business’s takings. This led to a significant amount of VAT owed to HMRC, with the Insolvency Service acting in the Public Interest. We also consider what other punishment the Law might have in store for the director.

Growth of Director Disqualification Undertakings

Director Disqualification Undertakings are growing quickly, according to the Insolvency Service’s figures. Undertakings are where the director voluntarily agrees to a disqualification, without Court scrutiny. However, we believe that many undertakings would be reduced or removed completely if defended through the Court.

Director Disqualification and Industry Type

Director Disqualification is not influenced by type of industry.  At the core of all cases of director disqualification is a company liquidation where the director(s) are accused of ‘unfit behaviour’ by the Insolvency Service. The number of Director Disqualifications are

Case Studies

  • Commercial Litigation Specialists and BHS

    Commercial Litigation Specialists – Recovering Unpaid for Goods from the Administrator of BHS.  The commercial litigation specialists here at Neil Davies and Partners were recently instructed by a multi-national client on a cross-border dispute over £100,000 worth of goods ordered and supplied by our client to the UK high street shop chain BHS Limited (‘BHS’), that weren’t paid for following its administration. This case study details the successful action we took to resolve this issue for our client.


  • Commercial Litigation Specialists and Commercial Disputes

    This testimonial is from a client who was in a commercial dispute with his former business partners. He instructed our commercial litigation specialists to act for him as despite retaining a shareholding, he was being excluded from any involvement in the company. We secured a settlement of £400,000 for him, plus costs.

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