Bernie Ecclestone drafts in HSF and five-silk team on £1bn HMRC tax bill

Former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has turned to Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) in his battle with HM Revenue and Customs over a £1bn tax bill.

HSF has drafted in a heavyweight team of five silks to seek permission to bring a judicial review against HMRC, which has reopened a long-running dispute over an Ecclestone family trust, abandoning an earlier agreement over the bill in 2008.

HSF has instructed Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Pannick and Sam Grodzinski QC, Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers’ David Goldberg QC and 4 Stone Buildings’ Robert Miles QC and Richard Hill QC.

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