This meant the bankruptcy of both his companies, the effects of which still have a harmful impact on his business today some eight years later.
The Revenue can no longer be dismissive of complaints of negligence and demands for compensation as this landmark case sets a precedent for others who have been wronged by HMRC to enable them to get a just settlement.
Carl Whittaker from Qdos Consulting said: "We at Qdos have been representing clients in investigation cases for a number of years and more recently we have been very active in defending contractors in the construction industry.
"We heartily welcome this decision as the stakes in cases of compensation for negligence against HMRC have just been raised. There were previously little prospects of success in negligence claims against HMRC but now the prospects are distinctly brighter."
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