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HMRC are empowered to commence both civil and criminal investigations against UK taxpayers. Slater and Gordon can provide expert legal advice and/or immediate representation anywhere in the UK.
A criminal investigation will be brought when HMRC wish to send a strong deterrent message or where it is suspected the conduct involved is such that only a criminal sanction is appropriate.
Our Regulatory Law Solicitors can advise in both types of investigation, and can work closely with you and your accountant to ensure that a prosecution is not brought, and that penalties and interest elements of any assessment are kept to a minimum.
One factor in determining whether a case should be investigated civilly or criminally will be whether the taxpayer has made a complete and unprompted disclosure of the offences said to have been committed. It's vital that the enquiries and production of that disclosure report is protected by legal protection privilege - this enables the client to provide full disclosure to their legal team so full advice can be given of the consequences of disclosure to HMRC.
We have the depth of knowledge in our teams to deal with highly complex HMRC cases as well as the resources and experienced personnel to deal with the huge amounts of paperwork involved in some tax investigations.
Our Regulatory Law Solicitors are recognised in the independent legal directories as market leaders in the field, and have extensive experience dealing with HM Revenue & Customs prosecutions and investigations.
We can work with your indemnity insurers or can agree fixed stage fees and affordable payment plans.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.