Restoration of a Company is the act by Companies House of re-instating a Company that has previously been dissolved from the Companies House register. There are two ways to restore a Company; Restoration by Court Order or Administrative Restoration.

Restoration by Court Order

Effectively, this application can be made by any person who has an 'interest' in the Company. This is a very expensive exercise.

Administrative Restoration

Under certain conditions, where a company was dissolved because it appeared to be no longer carrying on business or in operation, a former director or member may apply to the Registrar to have the Company restored. This is called ‘administrative restoration’. If the registrar restores the company it is deemed to have continued in existence as if it had not been dissolved and struck off the register. Administrative Restoration is available where the company was struck off under either section 652 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 1000 and 1001 of the Companies Act 2006.

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