There are a number of different grounds under the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986 which can lead to the making of a director disqualification order:
(i) If you are convicted of an indictable offence (i.e. a criminal offence) in connection with the running of a company, this can also give rise to a disqualification as well as any criminal conviction [sections 2&5 of the Company DirectorDisqualification Act 1986].
(ii) If a company persistently breaches company’s legislation e.g. failing to file returns or other documents at Companies House. This again can lead to a director disqualification order against a director or manager [section 3 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986].
(iii) If in the course of winding up a company it appears that a person has been guilty of an offence of fraud, this can lead to director disqualification order [section 4 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986].
(iv) Unfit conduct by the directors in the former company is the most common ground leading to a director disqualification order being made [section 6 of the Company Director Disqualification Act 1986].