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ONeill lettings boss disqualified – Ralph Weir banned for six years

Friday, 03 April 2009  |  Issue: 26611  |  Page: 1577  |  Notice: 2608

Company Director Disqualification Order



Notice is hereby given that John Ralph Symington Weir, residing at Le Grand Berard, La Roquille, 33220 France, has given a disqualification undertaking which has been accepted by the Secretary of State in terms of Sections 1A and 8(2A) of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986, that he should not be a director of a company, act as receiver of a company’s property or in any way, whether directly or indirectly, be concerned or take part in the promotion, formation or management of a company unless (in each case) he has the leave of the court, nor act as an insolvency practitioner for a period of 6 years commencing on 13 April 2009.


Eilidh Lumsden, Brodies LLP

15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA.

T 0131 228 3777, F 0131 228 3878, DX ED10.

Solicitors for Petitioner.


  1. Why was Ralph Weir disqualified? There are many reasons a company director can be disqualified, known as grounds.
    Grounds for disqualification

    Individual bankruptcy
    Breach of Health and Safety regulations
    Wrongful or fraudulent trading
    Mental Health legislation
    Infringement of competition rules
    Persistent breach of statutory obligations
    Conviction of an indictable offence connected with the promotion, formation, management or liquidation of the company.

  2. What does eminent Judge Lord Hoffman have to say about disqualifications?

    In the fourth Annual Leonard Sainer Lecture (26/11/96), Lord Hoffmann summarised the position as follows:

    “So the cases under the Disqualification Act are therefore directed to a special problem, that is to say the abuse of limited liability. The points which they raise are concerned mostly with fairness under the insolvency law and the obligations of a businessman to his creditors rather than general corporate government.”

    In summary, cases where directors have been disqualified under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 for incompetence are extremely rare.”

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