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How difficult is it to get leave under section 17 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986?

Authors Neil Davies and Abbas Mithani KC (Hon).

(This article first appeared in Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, Vol 16.1, February 2023.   Official citation: (2023). You can download this PDF by clicking on the ‘download’ button below. You can read the text of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 here.)

Please note: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors alone and are given in their personal capacity.

Neil Davies is a Director and CEO of Neil Davies and Partners, a specialist Insolvency and Business Recovery practice. Neil has 32 years’ experience of insolvency related work, including director disqualification, and heads up a team of 10 solicitors specialising in insolvency, director disqualification and related work, representing licensed insolvency practitioners, stakeholders, creditors and directors. He is a regular speaker on such matters. Neil is an Advisory Editor of Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification. Email: neild@ndandp.co.uk.

Abbas Mithani KC (Hon), LL.D (Hon) is one of His Majesty’s Circuit Judges and the former General Editor (and now one of the contributors) of Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification. He was also formerly an Honorary Professor of Law at Birmingham University and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle and Kingston Universities.

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