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Can a company director represent the company in court?

Postby theycantdothat » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:32 pm

[SPLIT OFF FROM ANOTHER THREAD]

Looks like the right decision was arrived at.

I note that a director and sole shareholder of the claimant, a company, appeared on its behalf. I thought that was not allowed.
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Re: So you have used a photo you found on the internet...

Postby atticus » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:13 am

That changed quite some time ago.
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Re: So you have used a photo you found on the internet...

Postby theycantdothat » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:43 am

Does the person who appears have to be a director?
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Re: So you have used a photo you found on the internet...

Postby atticus » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:35 am

I don't think so.
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Re: So you have used a photo you found on the internet...

Postby theycantdothat » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 am

CPR

39.6 A company or other corporation may be represented at trial by an employee if –

(a) the employee has been authorised by the company or corporation to appear at trial on its behalf; and

(b) the court gives permission.

PRACTICE DIRECTION 39A

5.3 Rule 39.6 is intended to enable a company or other corporation to represent itself as a litigant in person. Permission under rule 39.6(b) should therefore be given by the court unless there is some particular and sufficient reason why it should be withheld. In considering whether to grant permission the matters to be taken into account include the complexity of the issues and the experience and position in the company or corporation of the proposed representative.
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