s.3 CDDA 1986 provides for a disqualification order to be made if any person persistently breaches company legislation in falling to file documents with the ROC. It states that being adjudged guilty of three defaults in a five year period is "conclusive proof" that there is sufficient default for an order to be made.
s.4 CDDA 1986 states that a person may be disqualified if they have been guilty, "while an officer or liquidator of the company, receiver of the company's property.... of any breach of duty.." The case of Adbury Park Estates Ltd  BCC 696 makes it clear that the breach of duty must not be a trivial one.
s.16 CDDA 1986 permits the SOS, OR, subsequent liquidator, past or present member or any creditor to bring an application under s.3 or s.4.
Given the effect of a disqualification order, these provisions are a serious threat to an IP that commits either a single serious breach of duty or a series of minor ones. It would appear from the public information available that a regulator would probably issue a fine with costs for the same conduct. Is this right? Why has there been only one reported case of an attempt to disqualify an IP under these sections given the amount of litigation over IP's conduct in the public domain?