Tax silk sued for 'bad advice' over church alcohol sales

whoseearnings are reported to put him in the “million pounds a year club”.This is the

second negligence action against Goldberg in as many years.Last year, he successfully

defended an action brought by Matrix Securities.The Liverpool Roman Catholic

Archdiocesan Trus-tees Incorporated accusesGoldberg, a tenant at top tax practice Gray's

Inn Tax Chambers, of givingthem bad advice over tax on the sale of drink in November

1989.The trustees allege in the claim that they had to pay tax which they wouldnot have

paid if they had been given competent advice.The claim says that Goldberg advised the

trustees that their activities inselling alcohol and other drinks for profit at parish

clubs were exemptfrom income tax under the Income and Corporation Tax Act 1988.Brinsley

Nicholson, head of litigation at Linklaters, who is representingGoldberg, says: “Mr

Goldberg believes the advice he gave was at all timesimpeccable and the proceedings are

being defended.”Linklaters is one of Goldberg's major clients.Leeds firm McCormicks

issued the claim on behalf of the trustees.