Lawyers Hit the Plumber; BANKRUPTCY MOVE AFTER [Pounds Sterling]100,000 BILL FOR FEES IS LEFT UNPAID, FINANCIAL MAIL

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Lawyers Hit the Plumber; BANKRUPTCY MOVE AFTER [Pounds Sterling]100,000 BILL FOR FEES IS LEFT UNPAID, FINANCIAL MAIL


Byline: HELEN DUNNE;SARAH LIMBRICK

A FIRM of lawyers has launched bankruptcy proceedings against Paul Davidson, the controversial entrepreneur known as The Plumber, after he failed to pay fees of more than [pounds sterling]100,000.

The action is the latest legal battle to hit Davidson, 48, who narrowly escaped jail on Thursday on contempt charges in his long-running dispute with pipefitting company Oystertec.

A spokesman for Wacks Caller said the Manchester law firm was suing for 'professional fees and disbursements related to a number of different matters' when it had represented Davidson. It described him as being of 'occupation unknown'.

The case was originally brought in Macclesfield County Court but has now transferred to London. A High Court hearing is due to be held on November 22.

Davidson, who was described in the High Court last week as 'an alcoholdependent depressive', is now fighting seven court cases.

He said: 'I can't concentrate. I'm only able to concentrate for one-anda-half hours a day. …

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