Service of proceedings on directors

by Sharon Fryer & Emma Halton 

A recent decision of the High Court1 confirmed that section 1140 of the Companies Act 2006 (the “Act”) permits all documents relating to proceedings against a director to be served on him at his service address registered at Companies House, whether or not those documents relate to that company, or his directorship of it.

Under the Act, a director must provide to Companies House an address for service in respect of each directorship he holds. This does not have to be a residential address and, frequently, directors will use the registered office address of the company. However, they should be careful to keep their filed information up to date, and to ensure that there are procedures in place for any proceedings arriving at that address to be drawn to their attention promptly upon receipt.

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Brouwer v Anstey [2019] EWHC 144 (Ch)

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About the contributors

  • Sharon Fryer Partner

    Sharon has broad experience of advising on all matters of company law and practice, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority stakeholders and management teams.

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  • Emma Halton Solicitor

    Emma is a Solicitor in the Finance, Company and Commercial Team.

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