Companies Act 2014

754.

Inspector may require other persons to produce books or documents and give assistance

754. (1) This section applies if an inspector appointed under section 747(1) or 748(1) considers that a person who is not an officer or agent of the company or related body corporate under investigation possesses or may possess any information concerning the affairs of the company or related body corporate, as the case may be.

(2) In any case to which this section applies, the inspector may require the person in question to—

(a) produce to the inspector all books or documents of or relating to the company or the related body corporate, as the case may be, that are in that person’s possession or under that person’s control;

(b) attend before the inspector when required to do so; and

(c) otherwise give the inspector all assistance in connection with the investigation that that person is reasonably able to give.

(3) A person of whom a requirement is made under subsection (2) shall comply with that requirement.

(4) The production by a person of a book or document under this section is without prejudice to any lien that that person may claim over the book or document.