Being disqualified from acting as a director can have serious consequences for both your personal and business lives. It’s vital to take legal advice as early as possible. Instructing Beltrami and company at an early stage can be the difference between being disqualified and not, or the difference between a lengthy ban and a substantially reduced one. This is a detailed and complex area of law and it’s vital you take expert advice.
Disqualification occurs as a result of an investigation by the insolvency service. If they think you have failed in your duties as a director by:
- Trading while insolvent
- Failing to keep accurate accounts
- Failing to send accounts and returns to Companies House
- Not paying tax
- Using company finances or assets for your own personal benefit
If any of these apply, the Insolvency Service will initiate disqualification proceedings and issue a pre-action letter. At this stage, you should contact Beltrami & Co without delay. There are two options at this stage: You can wait for the insolvency service to begin court proceedings or you can issue a ‘disqualification undertaking’. This means you voluntarily withdraw from acting as a director and court action against you ceases. Beltrami & company can advise you on the best option and the best course of action.
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