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The appropriate period of disqualification in cases involving disqualification orders (Re St John Law Ltd Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy v Murphy)

The appropriate period of disqualification in cases involving disqualification orders (Re St John Law Ltd Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy v Murphy)
Published on: 28 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The appropriate period of disqualification in cases involving disqualification orders (Re St John Law Ltd Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy v Murphy)
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  • What did the court decide?
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Article summary

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Having misled HMRC about tax liabilities, and discriminated against creditors of his insolvent law firm, a director has been disqualified from acting as a director for eight years. Anna Lintner, barrister at Enterprise Chambers and counsel for the Secretary of State for Business, considers the details of a case that offers useful indicators for the understanding of disqualification orders. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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