ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART XII - GENERAL
DIVISION 1 - ENFORCEMENT OF ACT

 
Section 355. Irregularities in proceedings.
 
Section 355. Irregularities in proceedings. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) No proceeding under this Act shall be invalidated by any defect, irregularity or deficiency of notice or time unless the Court is of opinion that substantial injustice has been or may be caused thereby which cannot be remedied by any order of the Court.

(2) The Court may if it thinks fit make an order declaring that the proceeding is valid notwithstanding any such defect, irregularity or deficiency.

(3) Without affecting the generality of subsections (1) and (2) or of any other provision of this Act, where any omission, defect, error or irregularity (including the absence of a quorum at any meeting of the company or of the directors) has occurred in the management or administration of a company whereby any breach of this Act has occurred, or whereby there has been default in the observance of the memorandum or articles of the company or whereby any proceedings at or in connection with any meeting of the company or of the directors thereof or any assemblage purporting to be such a meeting have been rendered ineffective including the failure to make or lodge any declaration of solvency pursuant to section 257, the Court—

    (a) may, either of its own motion or on the application of any interested person, make such order as it thinks fit to rectify or cause to be rectified or to negative or modify or cause to be modified the consequences in law of any such omission, defect, error or irregularity, or to validate any act, matter or thing rendered or alleged to have been rendered invalid by or as a result of any such omission, defect, error or irregularity;

    (b) shall, before making any such order, satisfy itself that such an order would not do injustice to the company or to any member or creditor thereof,

    (c) where any such order is made, may give such ancillary or consequential directions as it thinks fit; and

    (d) may determine what notice or summons is to be given to other persons of the intention to make any such application or of the intention to make such an order, and whether and how it should be given or served and whether it should be advertised in any newspaper.

(4) The Court (whether the company is in process of being wound up or not) may enlarge or abridge any time for doing any act or taking any proceeding allowed or limited by this Act upon such terms, if any, as the justice of the case may require and any such enlargement may be ordered although the application for the same is not made until after the time originally allowed or limited.