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The Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Disqualification on summary conviction of offence

8.—(1) An offence counting for the purposes of this Article is one of which a person is convicted (either on indictment or on summary conviction) in consequence of a contravention of any provision of the companies legislation requiring a return, account or other document to be filed with, delivered or sent, or notice of any matter to be given, to the registrar (whether the contravention is on the person’s own part or on the part of any company).

(2) Where a person is convicted by a court of summary jurisdiction of an offence mentioned in paragraph (1), the court by which he is convicted, or any other court of summary jurisdiction acting for the same petty sessions district, may make a disqualification order against him if the circumstances specified in paragraph (3) are present.

(3) Those circumstances are that, during the 5 years ending with the date of the conviction, the person has had made against him, or has been convicted of, in total not less than 3 default orders and offences counting for the purposes of this Article and those offences may include that of which he is convicted as mentioned in paragraph (2) and any other offence of which he is convicted on the same occasion.

(4) For the purposes of this Article “default order” means the same as in Article 6(3)(b).

(5) The maximum period of disqualification under this Article is 5 years.

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