Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Arnold & anor. - directors disqualification after automatic dissolution of company - High Court (Chancery Division) 10.8.07
J & N International went into administration on 15 February 2005 and was automatically dissolved, under Insolvency Act 1986 Schedule B1 84(6), on 24 April 2006. On 13 February 2007 the Secretary of State commenced disqualification proceedings against its directors under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. The ex-directors resisted the proceedings, arguing that the court had no jurisdiction since the company no longer existed.