Restoring a company to the register without going to court
A company can be restored to the register administratively by application to the registrar of companies (i.e without a court order) provided that:-
- The application is made by someone who was a director or shareholder of the company;
- The company was struck off and dissolved within the last 6 years;
- If any company property has vested in the Crown, the Crown representative must have consented to the restoration; and
- The company was trading at the time it was dissolved.
Unless all of these conditions are met a company can only be restored to the register by making an application to court. A common reason a court action is required is that the company was dissolved after an insolvency process.