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The defence and counterclaim endures for the benefit of the liquidator and hence, it would not be struck out. Your claim against the director is obviously extant.
It seems likely that no one will turn up to defend the action on behalf of the limited company and hence, would get default judgement although depending on the substance of the counterclaim, the liquidator may decide to actually turn up and put a case.
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If the company has been dissolved, then it no longer exists. All the matters have been concluded and that’s the end of it. Hence, the judge has ordered removal of the company.
Whether the defence would also apply to the director would depend on the wording nature of the defence
You can always make an application but as the judge has ordered the company removed as a defendant, there doesn’t seem much point.
It gets dissolved if it’s insolvent. You can’t close the company which is solvent with pending litigation