Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Will a person seeking permission to remain a director have to give oral evidence at court as part of the application?

Whilst technically a person might have to give oral evidence, it is highly unlikely. Applications are ordinarily dealt with on the basis of the written Affidavit evidence only. 

The Secretary of State has the power to give evidence himself on any relevant points or call witnesses as part of its job to protect the public interest. However, this rarely happens. Any issues are often ironed out in correspondence beforehand.