The essence of the crime of Fraud is that monies have been received dishonestly usually through misrepresentation or other form of criminal conduct. Tax Evasion is the term used where individuals or businesses have fraudulently paid no tax, too little tax or are accused of claiming back tax repayments to which they are not entitled.
Tax Evasion is a form of Tax Fraud which can be committed by the fraudulent evasion of:
The criminal conduct can amount to falsifying records or entire documents as well as involvement in sophisticated and complex multi-defendant Tax Evasion schemes.
We are highly experienced in handling all types of Tax Evasion cases, and can assist and advise on HMRC enquiries; tax tribunals; offshore tax issues; Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs); Code of Practice 8 notices and Code of Practice 9 notices.
Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs)
An Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) gives the prosecuting authority the power to apply to the High Court to compel an individual to lay out the nature and extent of their interest in any identified property with a value of over £100,000. The respondent must either a politically exposed person (PEP) or a person connected to or involved in serious crime.
If you are aware that you may be under suspicion at all or have been served with an Unexplained Wealth Order, don’t delay in speaking to one of our team, who can guide and assist you each step of the way.
HMRC tends to target certain industries or types of business to carry out investigations in a bid to crack down on Tax Evasion. We work closely with our clients to ensure you are advised on each detail, every step of the way and provide assistance with file preparation as well as preparing you and your employees for interviews. Contacting us for a free, initial confidential consultation will ensure you have expert legal advice from the outset.
We offer a range of expert legal advice to support and successfully represent our clients in their business and private life, covering every area of criminal law including Tax Evasion.
Our expertise is in Serious Fraud and cases involving multiple defendant complex crime. We ensure the effective preparation of every case and work hard to achieve our aim of effectively dismantling the case against you.
Harris Solicitors understand the considerable stress you may be facing if you or your business or businesses are under investigation for Tax Evasion. We also fully appreciate that criminal proceedings can have a knock-on effect on your ability to continue to run your business effectively. Our expert Tax Evasion solicitors never lose sight of the fact that you are experiencing the most difficult of times and make sure you are informed and confident that you are receiving the most robust defence available to you.
Our commitment to our clients and determination is demonstrated by our proven track record and our reputation as high calibre defence solicitors. Our recent successes include the Tax Fraud cases detailed below:
R V I – Minshull Street Crown Court
Harris Solicitors defended the case of operation Doberman a very large conspiracy to defraud case involving a family charged with Tax Evasion and also Money Laundering. Case successfully dismissed following an argument during the trial.
In this case, allegations were brought against our client for their suspected involvement in a VAT repayment fraud scheme amounting to £2.2 million. The evidence in this case was served across 23,000 pages. Our team examined every inch of the evidence and prepared a robust defence, arguing that our client was not involved in the scheme. We advised the court that:
Before a jury at Birmingham Crown Court, our client was acquitted.
Our lawyers have many years’ combined experience in defending Tax Evasion cases which ensure our clients have the most effective outcome and solution to any prosecution. We are recognised for our expertise and we are strong competitors within the legal market. We have provided specialist legal advice to our clients in relation to matters of Serious Fraud and Complex Crime and we have served the needs of our clients both nationally and internationally for many years.
We have successfully represented clients, both individuals and businesses, in the largest prosecutions in England and Wales. Working closely with experts on a national scale, we regularly instruct expert reports where appropriate to ensure the best possible outcome to any case. Our Tax Evasion Lawyers are experienced enough to deal with very serious cases which can be life changing to any individual.
We are so serious about defending serious and complex cases that criminal law is the only area of law we cover. You are therefore ensured of a personal and effective service at all times.
If you are being investigated for any kind of Tax Fraud, our expert team of Tax Evasion specialists can help you understand your situation and advise you on the best course of action. If you wish to proceed with our firm, we will represent you at every stage and work tirelessly to protect your interests and get the best possible result. We represent clients in Bradford, Yorkshire and the surrounding areas as well across the whole of England and Wales. We regularly represent clients in Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Rochdale, Bolton, Doncaster, Manchester, Bury, Blackburn, York and Harrogate.
Speak to one of our Tax Fraud law experts for advice. Please call us on 01274 392177 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back shortly. You can also contact us on 07872835267 or 07590289197 out with normal working hours. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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