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.
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  Ch 164 and have appeared in several recent reported CDDA cases including Re Spiceroy Restaurant Limited  EWHC 2213 (Ch), Rwamba v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy  EWHC 2778 (Ch), Re Focus 15 Limited  EWHC 3016 (Ch), Re Bell Pottinger Private Ltd  EWHC 672 (Ch) and Re: Mid Cornwall Metals Ltd  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.
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