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Director disqualified over conflict of interest and misuse of trust money

31 March 2014 15:15

Graham Mark Buller has been disqualified as a director for six years for causing his company to breach its duties as a corporate trustee, by allowing the company to misuse funds held in trust following the death of a previous director.

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Torquay hotelier’s faulty records lead to a ban

07 March 2014 11:45

Dr Mahfouz El-Tawil (74), a hotelier of Torquay and sole director of Trade Development and Investment Limited, which traded as the Oke Lodge Hotel in Exeter has been disqualified from acting as a company director for six years, for failing to ensure the company kept proper books and records.

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Disqualified director who impersonated his brother gets curfew, tagging and fine

19 February 2014 12:05

Shaun Standen, a disqualified director - already serving a ban for breaching a previous disqualification - was handed a suspended prison sentence, a night to daytime curfew, tagging and ordered to pay costs for acting as a director while disqualified, following a hearing at Exeter Crown Court on 31 January 2014.

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11-year ban for director who breached disqualification terms

23 January 2014 09:45

Shaun Bright was disqualified for 11 years at Portsmouth County Court on 4 December 2013 for acting as a shadow director in breach an original 7 year ban, which was imposed on him in 2006. This follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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Bankrupt sentenced for transferring money out of reach of his creditors

09 October 2013 12:43


Zobair Rehman, a bankrupt, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court on 20 September 2013, for transferring money out of the country instead of paying his creditors.

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Former Bournemouth councillor jailed and disqualified as a director

27 September 2013 15:10

Anthony Ramsden-Geary, a bankrupt, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and disqualified from being a company director for six years on 26 September 2013, for obtaining a loan without declaring his bankruptcy status, following a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

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Insolvency Service winds up eight companies for abusing the insolvency regime

12 September 2013 12:40

Eight companies which offered misleading, inaccurate and financially damaging information to ailing businesses in England and Wales, or were guilty of serious financial irregularities relating to insolvent companies, have been wound up in the public interest by the High Court in the last six months as part of ongoing investigations by the Insolvency Service.

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Director of flood barrier company banned for seven years for failure to account for £303,000

30 August 2013 12:45

Joshua Bernard Charled Taylor, a director of UK Flood Control Limited, has been banned as a director for seven years by Birmingham County Court for failing to keep proper books and records and being unable to account for over £303,000.

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Banned for 15 years: Jailed bankrupt gets maximum Bankruptcy Restrictions Order for ripping-off elderly customers

04 July 2013 09:30

Trevor Paul Bateman, a bankrupt, has received a 15-year Bankruptcy Restrictions Order (BRO) from Swindon County Court - the maximum possible term – for ripping off mainly elderly customers by carrying out unnecessary and overpriced work of poor standard.

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New measures to streamline insolvency regulation announced

01 July 2013 12:20

Proposals to transfer the regulation of around 60 insolvency practitioners (IPs) from the Government to independent regulators were among a number of new measures announced today by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

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