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HM Revenue and Customs Fraud


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – HM Revenue and Customs Fraud


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) fraud is a specialist area of criminal defence requiring expertise in financial fraud cases, VAT and tax fraud and tax evasion cases.


Because penalties for HMRC fraud can result in a criminal conviction or significant financial penalties, taking advice at any early stage of an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs is vital.


During the early stages of an investigation into tax evasion or VAT irregularities, it is crucial to ensure no errors or misjudgements occur that might later prejudice the outcome for a defendant.


Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer clear, independent legal advice to companies and individuals facing an investigation by HMRC or who fear they may face investigation.


We have considerable expertise in financial fraud cases, including defending charges relating to:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Conspiracy to defraud HM Revenue and Customs
  • Criminal tax fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • False accounting
  • Forgery
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • VAT fraud (MTIC)


Our fraud solicitors can liaise with agencies involved in fraud investigations, including:


  • City of London Police
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Trading Standards


Duncan Lewis can also advise on how to avoid HM Revenue and Customs Tax Fraud, especially where there have been industry irregularities.


Financial fraud is a serious crime. When an investigation is launched by HMRC, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer expert representation for interview under caution and can advise on compliance and any search of business premises.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


Duncan Lewis' Crime department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 edition for its General Crime and Fraud work.


Our fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in HMRC fraud cases.


Our lawyers are able to represent clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and the Court of Appeal. The team also includes highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – How to contact us


There are Duncan Lewis offices across England and Wales and our fraud solicitors aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges, from the pre-investigation stage of a charge onwards.


Call us during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on HMRC fraud charges.


For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0333 772 0607.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – When to contact us


We advise clients who are facing HM Revenue and Customs fraud charges, or who may be interviewed in relation to HMRC fraud investigations, to contact us as soon as possible.


Our fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for HMRC fraud is brought, and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HM Revenue and Customs.


Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – HM Revenue and Customs Fraud


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services. Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, we offer competitively priced fee levels for private client representation, with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some criminal cases, ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance may be an option and our lawyers will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.


Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss HMRC fraud allegations or charges on 0333 772 0409.


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