My name is Richard Cole. I am a Solicitor. I specialise in insolvency dispute resolution and commercial dispute resolution.
I want to introduce myself to you as the ‘Director’s Friend’. That is where I believe that I have the knowledge and experience (over 15 years) to make a difference to you and your business that you have worked so hard to build up that could now be in financial difficulties.
MY EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE TO YOU AS THE ‘DIRECTOR’S FRIEND’
My background is that after my post graduate legal studies I started my career at the Secretary of State (see: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/insolvency-service) investigating companies that had been placed into a formal insolvency process. That was with a view to identifying misconduct by the director(s) with the objective of disqualifying that director or director’s from personally acting as such for a period of time.
Upon qualification as a Solicitor I worked in one of the leading niche director disqualification defence and insolvency law firms in the England and Wales acting for clients all around the world.
WHAT IS THE ‘DIRECTOR’S FRIEND’?
In my experience a lot of directors of companies think that with the concept of limited liability they are protected from personal liability. Unfortunately, that is not always the case for an ever increasing number of reasons.
The objective of this blog is to be the ‘Director’s Friend’ with the identification of risk, consequences and to talk about potential solutions.
THE ‘DIRECTOR’S FRIEND’ BLOG:
Over time the following will be a series of blogs on the theme of directors of companies being landed with a form of personal liability.
As you would expect my blog is for general information and will not and does not constitute legal advice by me or my firm.
Until next time,
THE DIRECTOR’S FRIEND