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Who can sign a statement of truth in a defence where the defendant is a limited company? Can a director, whose directorship was terminated prior to signing the statement of truth, validly sign it and what is the effect of such a director signing the statement of truth in these circumstances?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/11/2016

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  • Who can sign a statement of truth in a defence where the defendant is a limited company? Can a director, whose directorship was terminated prior to signing the statement of truth, validly sign it and what is the effect of such a director signing the statement of truth in these circumstances?

Who can sign a statement of truth in a defence where the defendant is a limited company? Can a director, whose directorship was terminated prior to signing the statement of truth, validly sign it and what is the effect of such a director signing the statement of truth in these circumstances?

A statement of truth made on behalf of a company must be signed by a person holding a senior position in the company. In respect of registered companies, persons holding a senior position include directors, managers and other officers.

When a person’s directorship is terminated, they cease to be a director of the company. Depending on the circumstances, they may nevertheless continue to hold a senior position in the company. CPR PD 22, para 3.11 gives examples of roles which may

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