I've had an ongoing issue with a customer having not paid for some months now, court date is set and I'm in the process of getting my evidence together. The client company is 'officially' run by the director, Mr. J But in the court paperwork his dad, Mr. P has written that he "Is responsible for the day to day operations of the company". Which makes me believe he is the real director when nobody is looking. The thing is, Mr. P has numerous businesses already in administration and I believe is personally in an IVA for his own debts, which I think is why he's not listed as an official director. So does this raise any 'shadow director' issues or have I misunderstood how that works? Or is there a way I can use this to prove irregularities behind the scenes to strengthen my case?