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Companies Act 2006

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1033Company’s name on restoration

(1)A company is restored to the register with the name it had before it was dissolved or struck off the register, subject to the following provisions.

(2)If at the date of restoration the company could not be registered under its former name without contravening section 66 (name not to be the same as another in the registrar’s index of company names), it must be restored to the register—

(a)under another name specified—

(i)in the case of administrative restoration, in the application to the registrar, or

(ii)in the case of restoration under a court order, in the court’s order, or

(b)as if its registered number was also its name.

References to a company’s being registered in a name, and to registration in that context, shall be read as including the company’s being restored to the register.

(3)If a company is restored to the register under a name specified in the application to the registrar, the provisions of—

  • section 80 (change of name: registration and issue of new certificate of incorporation), and

  • section 81 (change of name: effect),

apply as if the application to the registrar were notice of a change of name.

(4)If a company is restored to the register under a name specified in the court’s order, the provisions of—

  • section 80 (change of name: registration and issue of new certificate of incorporation), and

  • section 81 (change of name: effect),

apply as if the copy of the court order delivered to the registrar were notice of a change a name.

(5)If the company is restored to the register as if its registered number was also its name—

(a)the company must change its name within 14 days after the date of the restoration,

(b)the change may be made by resolution of the directors (without prejudice to any other method of changing the company’s name),

(c)the company must give notice to the registrar of the change, and

(d)sections 80 and 81 apply as regards the registration and effect of the change.

(6)If the company fails to comply with subsection (5)(a) or (c) an offence is committed by—

(a)the company, and

(b)every officer of the company who is in default.

(7)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (6) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale and, for continued contravention, a daily default fine not exceeding one-tenth of level 5 on the standard scale.

1034Effect of restoration to the register where property has vested as bona vacantia

(1)The person in whom any property or right is vested by section 1012 (property of dissolved company to be bona vacantia) may dispose of, or of an interest in, that property or right despite the fact that the company may be restored to the register under this Chapter.

(2)If the company is restored to the register—

(a)the restoration does not affect the disposition (but without prejudice to its effect in relation to any other property or right previously vested in or held on trust for the company), and

(b)the Crown or, as the case may be, the Duke of Cornwall shall pay to the company an amount equal to—

(i)the amount of any consideration received for the property or right or, as the case may be, the interest in it, or

(ii)the value of any such consideration at the time of the disposition,

or, if no consideration was received an amount equal to the value of the property, right or interest disposed of, as at the date of the disposition.

(3)There may be deducted from the amount payable under subsection (2)(b) the reasonable costs of the Crown representative in connection with the disposition (to the extent that they have not been paid as a condition of administrative restoration or pursuant to a court order for restoration).

(4)Where a liability accrues under subsection (2) in respect of any property or right which before the restoration of the company to the register had accrued as bona vacantia to the Duchy of Lancaster, the Attorney General of that Duchy shall represent Her Majesty in any proceedings arising in connection with that liability.

(5)Where a liability accrues under subsection (2) in respect of any property or right which before the restoration of the company to the register had accrued as bona vacantia to the Duchy of Cornwall, such persons as the Duke of Cornwall (or other possessor for the time being of the Duchy) may appoint shall represent the Duke (or other possessor) in any proceedings arising out of that liability.

(6)In this section the “Crown representative” means—

(a)in relation to property vested in the Duchy of Lancaster, the Solicitor to that Duchy;

(b)in relation to property vested in the Duke of Cornwall, the Solicitor to the Duchy of Cornwall;

(c)in relation to property in Scotland, the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer;

(d)in relation to other property, the Treasury Solicitor.

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