I was suing a company (and winning my case), but they then dissolved under the voluntary strike-off procedure and I lost everything. Surely they broke the law especially as they had already set up a renamed company to carry on trading. They did NOT disclose this action to either me or the court for months, they even attended the court the day after dissolution with a solicitor and still represented the old company. Please tell me they broke the law.Regards XXXXX XXXXX
Province/Country relating to question : Surrey, UK
County court and lost everything
yes they did. In order to strike the company off they would have had to file a declaration that they had no liabilities. You can report them to the Registrar of Companies - filling a false declaration is a form of perjury
30 years in commercial law
Trouble is I did exactly as you suggested and got fobbed off, no one wants to know. Even today I received yet another fob off from the CEO of the Insolvency Service himself saying I should report him to the police. What's the point? Are you saying that I was classed as a liability? I am stunned that I even proved to the court that they deliberately lied and yet the court did nothing. This company is a "Phoenix Trader" and yet the law does nothing. I give up. I have lost thousands. If anyone crosses me again, I will be the law.
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This just gets better, My MP was indeed involved and it was she who wrote to the CEO asking for an investigation. This guy is a known crook as the CPS even tried to get him a few years back for receiving and selling stolen goods through his company. But he wriggled out of that too. He is a blatant fraudster, but somehow he just gets away with it. At one point I even achieved my decision by default as he didn't defend. The bailiffs went in and recovered my money, but he got that overturned and I had to pay it all back plus costs. I will NEVER use the courts again.
I really did my best, but at my financial cost. I just wish I could have been a fly on the wall when the bailiffs went in, apparently he went ballistic :-)
Just for your info & many thanks for your advise.This morning Surrey Police took my statement and are going to investigate. They agree a crime was committed, but its down to the CPS if they wish to pursue :-(
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