Former BHS proprietor Dominic Chappell has complained that he “can’t take this stress anymore” as he appeared in courtroom to face motion to ban him as an organization director.

The previous racing driver, who purchased the retailer from Sir Philip Inexperienced for £1 in 2015, earlier than it collapsed a 12 months later with the lack of 11,000 jobs, added later: “I do not assume I’ve had a good deal.”

Mr Chappell was showing earlier than a choose at an Insolvency and Corporations Courtroom listening to in London the place he’s dealing with motion below guidelines governing the disqualification of firm administrators.

He was representing himself on the listening to, telling Choose Daniel Schaffer that he didn’t have the cash to pay for a lawyer.

Mr Chappell stated he was blissful to be banned however disputed a number of the proof offered in opposition to him.

“I simply can’t battle any extra,” he stated. “I can’t take this stress anymore.”

Choose Schaffer stated his view on the accuracy of the proof might have an effect on the size of a ban, which might be selected at an additional listening to.

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Outdoors courtroom, Mr Chappell stated: “I’ve bought 5 authorities departments both losing cash or costing me cash in the meanwhile.

“I do not assume I’ve had a good deal. Why is there solely me right here?

“I do not thoughts being barred as an organization director however I do dispute a number of the proof they’re presenting.”

The demise of BHS sparked a sequence of inquiries together with a report by MPs which branded Sir Philip “the unacceptable face of capitalism”.

Sir Philip final 12 months agreed to pay as much as £363m into BHS’s pension fund to finish the specter of motion in opposition to him by the pensions watchdog, and has confronted no additional motion from the Insolvency Service.

Earlier this 12 months, Mr Chappell, 51, was ordered to pay £87,000 for failing to offer pensions info to an investigation by The Pensions Regulator into BHS’s collapse.

The choose in that case heard that his outgoings included £3,800 a month lease on his Dorset residence the place he lives together with his spouse and youngsters, £32,000 a 12 months on a brand new Vary Rover and £2,500 a month on personal faculty charges.

In September, one other choose stated Mr Chappell had given “solely unbelievable” proof as she dismissed his attraction in opposition to the conviction.

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