HMRC has a wide range of powers to investigate individuals and businesses, including the authority to interview suspects, demand documents and information, and ‘search and seize’.
If you or your company are under investigation or facing an investigation by government tax inspectors you should seek legal advice straightaway. To remove any unnecessary risks and to achieve peace of mind and fast resolutions, it is important you have a lawyer you can trust and rely on.
Work With The Specialists At Irwin Mitchell
As one of the UK’s most respected law firms, we have had great success representing individuals and companies facing inspection by HMRC.
We will work hard to reduce the disruption caused by a HMRC tax investigation and defend you against any allegations.
Providing straightforward and measured advice to all our clients, we will ensure you receive the highest level of care and attention from our highly skilled staff.
Benefit From Our Vast Experience In Revenue & Customs
Our team of highly skilled lawyers has worked with many individuals who have been investigated and prosecuted by HMRC.
To address your concerns and challenge any pending investigations head on we will firstly:
- Ensure that you understand your rights
- Explain on what grounds you are being investigated
- Work with you to gather evidence and prepare witnesses for your defence
Acting on your behalf, we will explore every option there is in order to prevent your case from going to court. By partnering with leading accountancy firms, we can minimise your risk of prosecution and the amount of tax you will need to pay.
If your case goes to court, we will prepare you for proceedings in the Magistrates', Crown Court or Tribunal, and ensure you are ready for any problems that may arise. We will instruct leading advocates and, if it will help your case, also work with forensic experts.
We have a proven track record of successfully defending cases involving tax and customs and excise evasion and VAT frauds.
We also have specialist experience of:
- Negotiating settlement agreements
- Representing clients at tax tribunals
- Dealing with specialist investigations matters
Contact Irwin Mitchell For Further Information
Whether you are seeking practical advice about HMRC or need specialist guidance on dealing with a tax investigation, our friendly team are here to help.
For an initial discussion with no obligation, call Sarah Wallace on 020 7421 3876 or 07808 899657, or Paul Haycock on 0114 274 4275. Alternatively, you can send us an online enquiry and we will get back to you.