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.

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Increase in Director Disqualifications

Huge Rise in Director Disqualification Numbers in 2016. More directors were disqualified in the first 3 months of 2016, then at any time in the past 6 years. The Insolvency Service secured 390 director disqualifications in the first 3 months


Director Disqualification for not Keeping Accounting Records

Director Disqualification for Binning Company Accounting Records. This story demonstrates that breaching the duties of directors is regarded as a very serious offence and can end up in director disqualification, as in this case for ‘binning’ company accounting records and


Regulatory Problems and Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca: The Panama Papers and Regulatory Problems – Are You Sitting Comfortably? On 09 May 2016 the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will publish a searchable database of those corporations and individuals, from around the world, who have used


Latest News & Blog

  • Increase in Director Disqualifications

    Huge Rise in Director Disqualification Numbers in 2016. More directors were disqualified in the first 3 months of 2016, then at any time in the past 6 years. The Insolvency Service secured 390 director disqualifications in the first 3 months of 2016, an increase of 56% on the same period in 2015 and the highest quarterly total since 2010, and claims that the figures demonstrate that it is successfully tackling ‘dodgy directors’. As Director Disqualification Solicitors, we look into these figures more closely in this article and advise directors (and their professional advisors) facing disqualification that such an outcome is not inevitable. Read more →

Case Studies

  • Misfeasance Claims Case Studies

    We are specialists in defending directors against misfeasance claims, which are often made by liquidators alleging that the specific conduct of a director constitutes misfeasance and therefore a breach of the statutory duties owed by the director to the company and its creditors, under section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986. This article looks at two of our recent misfeasance claims cases, showing how we advised our client and significantly reduced the claims against them

Testimonials

  • Director Disqualification Permission to Act Testimonial

    Director Disqualification does not mean the disqualified person cannot act as a director whilst disqualified. There is a detailed process to go through, and our Director Disqualification Solicitors are experienced in making successful applications to the Court to obtain permission for the disqualified director to continue as a director, even once disqualified. This testimonial highlights a recent successful application.

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