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This matter is summary and will be dealt with in the Local Court.
Summary matterAn offence which is dealt with in a local court by a magistrate
It is a defence to this charge if you have obtained permission from ASIC to act as a director.
You will be able to successfully defend the charge if you can show that you were not acting in a management capacity but rather, were simply providing advice and/or guidance whilst the actual directors maintained the ultimate decision making capability.
It is an offence under the Corporations Act to manage a corporation whilst disqualified from doing so.
You will be disqualified from managing a corporation if:
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in corporate crime and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.