The judgment of The Official Receiver v Duckett  EWHC 3016 (Ch) is replete with the word “implausible“. This gives you a clue as to matters of the reliability of some of the witnesses as far as the Court was concerned.
The end result was a 10 year ban for the person found by the Court to have been a de facto Director, the Defendant.
Disqualification proceedings were brought against Mr Duckett it seems because of the state of the company’s records.
The case appeared to involve Mr Duckett, who was involved in a company with Richard Cooke as a front-man. Even the incurious could not overlook the persistent reference to a Mr Deere (or Deer).
However, the Official Receiver thought Mr Deere was a fiction and so it seems did the Court:
There were some suspicions about VAT fraud in the case and therefore the matter of the company records assumed considerable importance:
The exchanges between Mr Duckett and the accountant were noted by the Court to have had jocular characteristics. Perhaps notable was the following email exchange and the winking emoji: