Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, has been found guilty of failing to provide documents to the Pensions Watchdog. William Ashworth, the judge in the case, said that Chappell was “not credible” in his evidence and he could now be subject to a large fine.
Chappell rejected the court’s decision, saying in a statement:
“As you can imagine, I’m extremely disappointed and annoyed about the outcome. It’s not the one we were looking for. I’ve instructed my legal team to put in an immediate application for an appeal on this case. We feel that this case has not been treated fairly and we will look deeply into this”.
BHS went bankrupt under Chappell’s ownership and 11,000 jobs were lost throughout the country. There were a number of serious allegations made against Dominic Chappell, but his defence lawyer said that he has been made a “scapegoat”.