When this limited liability law partnership moved into expensive, bespoke offices in the City, the Thames wasn’t the only thing they overlooked.
Our client received a rate demand for more than £3million, for full rates from the start of their occupancy, and paid up without question – overlooking the possibility that their local authority had billed them incorrectly.
A very satisfactory verdict, and cheque
We judged the situation differently and carried out a detailed forensic examination of the paperwork issued by the authority, then cross-checked it with information provided by our client’s project manager.
Our team built a case against the charges and won. The council granted a retrospective, discretionary business rate refund of just over £550,000, paid by cheque to our very satisfied client.