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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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This podcast with Stephen Davies QC from Guildhall Chambers discusses the preliminary stages of director disqualification proceedings, focusing in particular on investigations and reporting and the ultimate issue of ‘fairness.’ It examines the nature of these proceedings and the substantive law and procedure applicable during the initial stages.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what director disqualification is designed to achieve;
  • Have considered the basic stages in director disqualification proceedings;
  • Be aware of the growing sophistication in the investigation process;
  • Understand the key thresholds in a director’s conduct that are relevant to disqualification proceedings;
  • Understand what is meant by ‘unfitness’;
  • Be aware of what happens once the investigation and reporting stages are complete;
  • Understand the function of the 10-day letter;
  • Have considered the court’s role in disqualification proceedings;
  • Be aware of the Secretary of State’s duty of fairness to the defendants.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
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In this podcast we speak to insolvency silk Stephen Davies QC about the investigation and reporting stages in director disqualification proceedings.

Date recorded: 23rd August 2012

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