HomeCase studiesSMEs, directors & shareholdersDirector servicesGetting HMRC to drop disqualification proceedings issued against a restauranter

Why the client needed our help

Our client, the director of a large, successful restaurant, was subject to disqualification proceedings having been accused of not paying tax to HMRC while trading at his previous company. Avoiding disqualification was essential for the survival of his restaurant and the employment of all its staff.

How we helped

We set about building a robust defence which included undermining the Secretary of State’s case by highlighting flaws in the accountancy elements.

The outcome

We succeeded in getting the proceedings dropped days before the trial. Our client was able to continue directing his restaurant and keep its staff in employment.

Key contacts

Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie

Partner

Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

Senior Associate

Shevy Narendra

Shevy Narendra

Senior Associate

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