(Thank you for your reply atticus)
Yes, I meant Treasury Solicitor.
It seems too long ago to restore the company to the register, unless that can be done after 12 years (?)
There are directors who can be traced who may throw some light on the matter but would even that make any difference?
The amount in question is 5 figures so court proceedings would likely be worthwhile if there is anything that can be done without restoring the company to the register.