Companies Act 2014

780.

Power of Director to require third party to produce books or documents

780. (1) Where, by virtue of sections 778 and 779 , the Director has power to require the production of any books or documents from any company, the Director shall have power to require the production of—

(a) those books or documents from any person who appears to the Director to be in possession of them;

(b) copies of any books or documents of the company from any person who appears to the Director to be in possession of them; and

(c) subject to section 782 , other books or documents (whether the originals of them or otherwise) which may relate to any books or documents of the company from any person who appears to the Director to be in possession of such other books or documents.

(2) Any requirement under subsection (1) shall be made by the giving by the Director of a direction to the person of whom the requirement is being made that specifies—

(a) the books or documents to be produced by the person; and

(b) the time and place at which, and the manner in which, they are to be produced.

(3) 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.