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Company Restoration Process

What do we do?

There are two main reasons why companies are struck off the Register of Companies:

  • The required documents, such as accounts or annual returns have not been filed at Companies House, or
  • A form DS01 has been filed at Companies House by the director to strike off the company

If a company has been removed from the Register of Companies, an application can be made to restore it. The application can be made either as a Restoration by Court Order or as an Administrative Restoration.

We do not act in situations where a company is to be restored solely for the purpose of recovering a bank balance of £3000 or less, In cases such as this, an application for a discretionary grant should be made to the Treasury Solicitor.

Restoration by Court Order – Director applied to strike off the company by filing form DS01

  • A claims notice and witness statement will be drafted and forwarded to the claimant for approval and signature.
  • The signed claim form, stamped by the courts, will be issued and served on the Treasury Solicitor and Registrar Of Companies.
  • We will advise what documents require to be lodged with the Registrar of Companies. These must be filed before the Court hearing.
  • We will prepare the evidence of solvency and obtain the consent order from the Treasury Solicitor and then serve the consent order on the Registrar of Companies.
  • We will liaise with the client regularly, and provide updates as and when we have any new information about the progress of the restoration.

What it costs

The costs of restoring a company by Court Order are as follows:-

  • Court costs on issuing the claim form (currently £308).
  • Registrar of Companies costs are £300.
  • Occasionally the company may be required to change its name change its name on restoration and if this is the case the cost of a name change is £10.
  • If the registered office of the dissolved company was situated in Lancashire or Cornwall at the date of strike off then there will be a charge of £150 + VAT payable to the solicitors of the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall as appropriate.
  • Our fees are £400 + VAT.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESTORATION – Company struck off because accounts, annual return or another document were not filed

  • We will obtain a waiver letter from the Treasury Solicitor.
  • We will send the form RT01 to the client for signature and filing at Companies House.
  • We will advise what documents require to be lodged with the Registrar of Companies. These documents must be submitted to the Registrar at the same time the statement of compliance and other legal documents are submitted
  • We will liaise with the client regularly, and provide updates as and when we have any new information about the progress of the restoration.

What it costs

The costs of restoring a company via an Administrative Restoration are as follows:-

  • Registrar of Companies costs (the filing of the RT01) are £100.
  • The Registrar will issue late filing penalties relating to accounts that were overdue for filing at the date the company was struck off.
  • For each Annual Return or Confirmation Statement that is overdue the filing fees are £40.
  • Treasury Solicitors costs will be £64.
  • If the registered office of the dissolved company was situated in Lancashire or Cornwall at the date of strike off then there will be an extra charge of £150 + VAT payable to the solicitors of the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall as appropriate. This replaces the Treasury Solicitors costs of £64.
  • Our fees are £175 + VAT.

Contact us today to restore a company.