Company Restoration

Our Litigation & Disputes solicitors advise upon and undertake both methods of company restoration and will deal with the recovery of assets.

How we can help

Once a company has been dissolved it is no longer able to trade. It is struck off the Register of Companies and no longer legally exists. Any bank accounts belonging to the company become frozen. Assets owned by that company become Bona Vacantia (i.e. “vacant goods”) and pass to the Crown.

To be able to regain assets, the company needs to be restored to the Register of Companies. There are specific procedures and processes to follow. The Treasury Solicitor handles all such matters on behalf of the Crown.

A company can be restored in two ways: Administrative Restoration or Restoration through a Court Order.

Administrative Restoration

A company may only be restored to the Register of Companies by this method if it was struck off by the Registrar of Companies whilst it was carrying on business. This method does not apply to companies struck off at their own request. There are restrictions in place as to who can make the application and there are strict time limits that will apply. Our Litigation & Disputes lawyers will advise you accordingly. 

Restoration by Court Order

If the company does not meet the requirements for administrative restoration then the company will need to be restored by Court Order. This method can be used by those seeking to restore a company following a voluntary dissolution that would have taken place by a Director or member of the Company filing a DS01 form and/or are seeking to recover frozen monies/assets (held with the Crown) and not wishing to continue trading.

Our Litigation & Disputes lawyers assist clients with both methods of company restoration and will deal with the associated recovery of assets, where relevant.

Our Commercial & Company Team

Director, Head of Department & Solicitor
Caroline graduated from the University of the West of England in 2001 with an LLB (Honours) Law Degree…
Consultant Solicitor
David graduated from Aberdeen University with two Law Degrees (1972 and 1974)…
Malcolm has a lengthy, commercial background in property and construction having graduated from Glasgow University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree…
Holly graduated from Bournemouth University in 2020 with a BSc (Honours) in Forensic Biology, before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law Guildford in 2021…

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