Links partner guns for tax adviser Wenham

Linklaters capital ­markets partner Simon Firth is suing his former tax advisers, Wenham Major Private Clients, for £84,000 in refundable fees


Linklaters ;capital ­markets partner Simon Firth is suing his former tax advisers, Wenham Major Private Clients, for £84,000 in refundable fees.

Firth issued a claim after a tax scheme designed to reduce payable income tax liabilities became ineffective following this year’s Budget.

As a result Firth informed Wenham he would no longer take part in the scheme
and requested an £84,000 refund of fees, as allowed under the agreement.

Firth was informed he would be paid on 1 April, but at the time of filing the claim he had not received any money. This, it is alleged, meant Frith was unable to make a £13,500 payment into his personal pension.

Firth, ;who ;is ;being ­represented by Linklaters, is also seeking £603.45 in damages for breach of ­contract, ;deceit ;and ­negligent misstatement.