Companies Act 2014


Consequences of failure to comply with requirements as to register owing to agent’s default

172. (1) Where—

(a) by virtue of section 216(2) the register of members is kept by some person other than the company concerned; and

(b) by reason of any default of that other person a failure on the part of the company to comply with section 169 or 216, or with any requirements of this Act as to the production of the register, occurs amounting to the commission of an offence under this Act by the company,

that other person shall also be guilty of an offence and may be charged with and convicted of it whether or not proceedings for an offence are brought against the company.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on conviction to the same range of fines and other penalties provided in this Act that the company referred to in subsection (1) is or would be liable in respect of that offence.

(3) The power of the court under this Act to require compliance with the provision concerned shall extend to the making of orders against the person referred to in subsection (1) and his or her officers and servants.