The Richardson and Cruddas Limited (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Act,1972
Section 12. Vacation of office by directors, etc., of the old company
(1) On the appointment of a Custodian, every person holding office, immediately before such appointment, as director or manager of the old company shall, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any decree or order of any court or tribunal, vacate such office.
(2) The Custodian shall receive the sum referred to in section 6 and shall deal with the said sum for meeting any liability which is incurred by the old company after the appointed day, and the balance, if any, left after meeting the said liability, in accordance with the wishes of the members of the old company, expressed in a general meeting convened by the Custodian, and the provisions of the Companies Act,1956, (1 of 1956) shall, so far as may be, apply to such meeting.
(3) The Custodian may, if the members of the old company so desire, distribute the balance referred to in sub-section (2) amongst such members in accordance with their rights and interests and thereafter apply to the Court for the winding up of the old company by the Court.