Judge dismisses bankruptcy petition lodged against Lawrence Dallaglio

England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio   (PA Archive)
England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio (PA Archive)

A judge has dismissed a bankruptcy petition lodged by tax officials against former England rugby union star Lawrence Dallaglio.

Judge Sebastian Prentis considered Dallaglio’s case at an Insolvency and Companies Court hearing in London on Wednesday.

An HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) official told him that a “voluntary agreement” had been reached.

The judge had, in May, given Dallaglio time to pay after being told that he owed about £700,000 in tax.

He said on Wednesday that the petition was dismissed and told the hearing: “I am pleased that that ends this saga.”

Dallaglio, 51, part of the England side that won the World Cup in 2003, was not at the hearing.

The judge had been told in May that Dallaglio was trying to raise money by selling a property.