Company Directors Disqualification

Guildhall Chambers’ Company Directors Disqualification barristers have considerable experience of dealing with proceedings under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (“CDDA”) and in respect of bankruptcy restrictions orders (“BRO”).

Our specialist CDDA team draws together leading practitioners from our renowned Insolvency and Commercial teams, each combining excellent technical knowledge of this niche area of law with commercial awareness and pragmatism.

Stefan Ramel and Simon Passfield are appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. They regularly undertake directors disqualification and BRO cases for the Secretary of State and the Official Receiver.

Members of Guildhall Chambers’ CDDA team have particular experience in representing, respondent directors and bankrupts.

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Company Directors Disqualification Experience

Our barristers have substantial experience of acting in cases involving allegations of unfitness falling within each of the three brackets of seriousness set out in Re Sevenoaks Stationers (Retail) Ltd [1991] Ch 164 and have appeared in several recent reported CDDA cases including Re Spiceroy Restaurant Limited [2020] EWHC 2213 (Ch), Rwamba v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2020] EWHC 2778 (Ch), Re Focus 15 Limited [2020] EWHC 3016 (Ch), Re Bell Pottinger Private Ltd [2021] EWHC 672 (Ch) and Re: Mid Cornwall Metals Ltd [2021] EWHC 1587 (Ch).

Richard Ascroft has for many years contributed to the leading textbook on CDDA and BRO: Mithani: Directors Disqualification (Lexis Nexis) and members of the team have presented seminars and written articles on the subject.

Guildhall Chambers specialist Criminal Barristers, including those with an expertise in Fraud, are well placed to advise in relation to directors disqualification orders arising out of criminal proceedings.

Company Directors Disqualification Barristers

Hugh Sims KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2014

Simon Passfield KC

Call 2009 | Silk 2024

Richard Ascroft

Call 1995

Christopher Hare

Christopher Hare

Call 1998

Katie Gibb

Call 1999

Stefan Ramel

Call 2002

Holly Doyle

Call 2008

James Hannant

Call 2013

John Churchill

Call 2016

Govinder Chambay

Call 2018

Saisha Bacon

Call 2019

Nicholas Davidson KC

Call 1974 | Silk 1993

Company Directors Disqualification Clerks

Stephen Arnold

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Joe Stayte

Practice Manager - Commercial, Insolvency, Property & Estates, Court of Protection (Property & Affairs)

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