What are the effects of a director disqualification order or disqualification undertaking?

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What are the effects of a director disqualification order or disqualification undertaking?

If a director disqualification order is made, you cannot, without permission of the court:


1) be a director of any company registered in the UK
2) be a director of an overseas company that has connections with the UK
3) be involved directly or indirectly in formation, marketing or management a company
4) be a liquidator or administrator of a company or act as an insolvency practitioner

There are other restrictions if you’re disqualified. You cannot:


5) sit on the board of a charity, school or police authority
6) be a pension trustee for a charity
7) be a registered social landlord
8) sit on a health board or social care organisation
9) be a solicitor, barrister or an accountant

How to find a disqualified director?
Disqualified directors’ details and why they were disqualified are published online:
1. The Companies House database:
beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/register-of-disqualifications

2. The Insolvency Service's register:

www.insolvencydirect.bis.gov.uk/iesdatabase/viewdirectorsummary-new.asp

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