Edwin Coe has extensive experience of advising directors facing disqualification and acting for them in the course of such proceedings. Christopher Berry who was a partner at Edwin Coe and is now a consultant to the firm, acted in the case of “The Euro Express” in which the threshold for determining whether somebody is a shadow director was established back in the 1990s. Since then we have built on that experience and expertise, whether it is defending directors from disqualification (often successfully), advising directors who are being pursued for having assisted a disqualified director from being involved in the management of a company, or disqualified directors who it is alleged have contravened their disqualification by continuing to be involved in the management of a company.
We also have experience of acting for disqualified directors who wish to have permission from the Court to act as a director of a named company.
We take a commercial and holistic approach to the advice we offer as we have the advantage of having considerable insolvency expertise so that we are able to advise clients not just on the disqualification process itself, but the consequences to them of subsequently being pursued by a company liquidator were they to be disqualified.