Unique apppoints leading VAT lawyer


The Khan Partnership, led by Hassan Khan (pictured), represented Unique parent company IGB in court twice last week.

The first court hearing, on February 18, saw the receiver appointed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on January 18 dismissed.

At a second hearing, on February 22, HMRC applied to have a receiver re-appointed to IGB.
The Khan Partnership is fighting the reappointment.

It is also looking to release Unique, and other IGB businesses similarly constrained by the HMRC freezing order, to trade normally on the grounds the transactions being investigated for VAT irregularities date from 2005 and involved mobile phones only.

IGB is also involved in financial services, car sales, clothes distribution and property management, among other things.

HMRC expects to charge individuals involved with Unique or parent company IGB in April.