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In the Manlon Trading Ltd (1995)


Striking out the Official Receiver's application for an order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 for inordinate and inexcusable delay.


Appeal by the Official Receiver against the decision, striking out his application under s.6 Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 against Haroon Abdul Aziz for want of prosecution.


The inherent prejudice on which the judge relied and the additional prejudice of the effect of delay on the memories of witnesses together amounted to serious prejudice. It was sufficiently serious to outweigh the public interest in pursuing the disqualification proceedings to protect the public.

Appeal dismissed.

Court of Appeal
Staughton LJ, Beldam LJ, Peter Givson LJ
Judgment date
12 April 1995

​(1995) 3 WLR 839: (1995) 4 All ER 14: (1995) 1 BCLC 578: Times, June 22, 1995

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