Maidments Solicitors have acted for many different professionals in relation to disciplinary proceedings brought by their professional bodies, including Doctors, Dentists, Psychiatrists, Solicitors, Barristers, Opticians, Customs Officers, Police Officers and employees facing disciplinary proceedings as a result of allegations of dishonesty within their employment.
Disqualification Orders can be imposed on Directors of Companies to prevent such individuals from being involved in the management of Companies in the future. Such Disqualification Orders can be made in either Criminal or Civil Courts.
Breach of such a Disqualification Order is a criminal offence and such conduct may well therefore be the subject of a prosecution usually involving circumstances of an individual being a sham Director. Disqualification periods will be imposed which range from 2 to 15 years. Such proceedings can be defended and we regularly advise on such matters either as to the initial disqualification or as to defending prosecutions which follow in respect of breach of Disqualification Orders.
Such matters generally arise from companies being placed into voluntary liquidation of administrative receivership where there is a requirement for the receiver to report as to the conduct of Company Directors.