The political climate has changed dramatically. HMRC is ploughing more and more resources into investigating companies and individuals it suspects of tax evasion and avoidance.
The financial returns for HMRC are high. The largest returns are expected from investigations into high net worth individuals.
HMRC has launched an all-out attack on marketed avoidance schemes, including Film Schemes, EFURBS and Gift Aid.
Our team of tax dispute solicitors has been tackling HMRC for more than 20 years in the criminal, civil and tribunal arenas.
The focus of our practice is assisting promotors and stakeholders achieve negotiated principled resolutions with HMRC through mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies.
Given the change of stance by HMRC, we expect to take more cases through to First and Upper Tier Tribunal and the civil courts.
Our experience of fighting HMRC gives us the tactical acumen and skills to get the best possible results for clients.
We believe in assembling the very best team for the job, including expert witnesses, leading counsel and accountants whilst providing ‘legally privileged’ bespoke advice in each individual case.
Our tax dispute lawyers are often asked to discreetly assist other legal teams and accountants to provide specialist advice behind the scenes.
Our tax investigations solicitors can help with the defence of tax mitigation and avoidance schemes including film schemes, EFURBS and Gift Aid through to appeal and tribunal stage, civil fraud investigations as well as negotiating Time to Pay arrangements with HMRC debt management units.
If you are facing an investigation by HMRC for commercial tax fraud or money laundering, our tax fraud solicitors work closely with other professionals including accountants to help resolve matters with HMRC through the civil regime wherever possible to achieve a commercially favourable outcome.
However, if you are facing criminal prosecution, we will fight hard to defend your best interests every step of the way.