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The Company Directors Disqualification (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

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Participation in wrongful trading

14.—(1) Where the High Court makes a declaration under Article 177 or 178 of the Insolvency Order that a person is liable to make a contribution to a company’s assets, then, whether or not an application for such an order is made by any person, the Court may, if it thinks fit, also make a disqualification order against the person to whom the declaration relates.

(2) The maximum period of disqualification under this Article is 15 years.

Undischarged bankrupts

15.—(1) A person who is an undischarged bankrupt shall not, except with the leave of the High Court, act as director of, or directly or indirectly take part in or be concerned in the promotion, formation or management of, a company.

(2) The leave of the High Court shall not be given unless notice of intention to apply for it has been served on the official receiver and the official receiver shall, if he is of opinion that it is contrary to the public interest that the application should be granted, attend on the hearing of the application and oppose it.

Failure to pay under administration order

16.—(1) The following has effect where an administration order under Part VI of the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 6) is revoked.

(2) A person to whom Article 86 of that Order of 1981 (default of debtor) applies by virtue of an order under paragraph (1) of that Article shall not, except with the leave of the High Court, act as director or liquidator of, or directly or indirectly take part in or be concerned in the promotion, formation or management of, a company.

Persons disqualified in Great Britain

17.  A person subject to a disqualification order or a disqualification undertaking under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (c. 46)

(a)shall not be a director of a company, act as receiver of a company’s property or in any way either directly or indirectly be concerned or take part in the promotion, formation or management of a company unless (in each case) he has leave of the High Court; and

(b)shall not act as an insolvency practitioner.

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