Tax investigations cause immense stress to private individuals and disruption to corporate taxpayers’ businesses and reputations.
Tax investigations are also expensive – and may end in a criminal prosecution or considerable financial penalty.
HMRC investigations will be thorough and can be extremely disruptive to an individual or commercial business. The Inland Revenue can execute a warrant to search business premises, as well as investigating personal financial arrangements if there is any suspicion that these may be linked to tax fraud or money laundering.
Taking legal advice from a specialist tax solicitors like Duncan Lewis can be crucial to ensuring a positive outcome for a private taxpayer or commercial business facing an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Duncan Lewis tax investigation solicitors are also able to advise on how to negotiate with HMRC in cases where assets may be held offshore, including the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) under which offshore investments can be declared as a voluntary disclosure before a tax investigation gets underway.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can liaise with agencies involved in fraud investigations, including:
Duncan Lewis can advise on criminal tax avoidance schemes where there may be a high risk of prosecution by HMRC – as well as VAT fraud related to a commercial business or sole trader under investigation for tax avoidance.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis 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 tax investigation and financial fraud cases.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing financial fraud charges from the pre-investigation stage of a charge onwards – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on HMRC tax investigations and/or tax fraud.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing tax investigations – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on HMRC investigations.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing a tax investigation – or who wish to make a voluntary disclosure under the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility – to contact us as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before a tax investigation is launched – 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 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, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss an HMRC tax investigation –or tax fraud allegation or charges – on 020 7923 4020.