Ex-barrister who advised wealthy hit with bankruptcy restrictions

Pedro Gonçalves
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A bankrupt former barrister who advised wealthy clients on illegal tax avoidance schemes faces restrictions for the next 10 years after he concealed hundreds of thousands of pounds from the insolvency service. Paul Baxendale-Walker, 56, a former solicitor and barrister also known as Paul Chaplin, had previously advised wealthy individuals on tax avoidance schemes, which were later found not to be legal. A High Court in London heard how he failed to disclose the existence or extent of his ownership of a £300,000 property bought just before his bankruptcy or the fact he attempted to gif...

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