Complain about the conduct of directors of companies subject to formal insolvency procedures
Please note that a company may fail for many reasons other than misconduct by its directors. Directors of insolvent companies are legally entitled to act as directors of any company; as long as they are not:
- disqualified from taking part in the management of a limited company;
- personally bankrupt;
- subject to a debt relief order; or
- subject to restrictions.
How to complain
If your complaint is about the director of an insolvent company that has ceased trading and entered formal insolvency proceedings (administration, receivership or liquidation), then you should send the information directly to the insolvency practitioner or official receiver dealing with that company. You can find who this is by searching the company name on the Companies House website at www.companieshouse.gov.uk and then clicking ‘Insolvency details’.
If you cannot find this information, or you are not sure whether the company is in fact insolvent, or you have a good reason not to want to make the complaint direct to the insolvency practitioner, then please email or post your complaint to us. We will forward your message to the appropriate person.
For more information about how we deal with complaints please refer to “What the Hotline covers and how to use it”.