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1ABR’s specialist fraud defence lawyers are renowned for their defence of individuals and companies who are facing tax investigations. Her Majesty’s

Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have extensive powers to investigate and prosecute in relation to both direct and indirect taxes.

Whether it be personal or corporate tax getting the right advice immediately is imperative. We are frequently contacted by accountants and other professionals to provide advice and ensure a robust, tactical and strategic approach is adopted.  Our experience as fraud defence solicitors allows us to assess whether a proactive approach is the right way to deal with your case.

HMRC investigations can be incredibly disruptive ,daunting, confusing and ultimately potentially very serious. Our experienced tax investigation solicitors are here to help you every step of the way and to seek to achieve the best possible outcome with the maximum efficiency and minimum disruption.

We have assisted numerous clients ranging from professionals to pizza parlour  owners, directors to dog groomers, solicitors to scrap metal dealers, construction industry to car dealers in dealing with investigations and prosecutions.

The ultimate aim is to avoid prosecution. If prosecution cannot be avoided then we analyse and challenge the evidence at every step of the way ensuring the best form of defence.

Whether you are being investigated under the COP9 procedure or an MTIC (Missing Trader Intra Community) fraud you need to ensure that the bespoke team you have on board has the necessary expertise to deal with the difficulties you are facing. We utilise external expert accountants and barristers who work with us and you ensuring that you have the best tax investigation defence.

Trying to deal with the daunting consequences of a dawn raid, a restraint order or an interview under caution you need to know your’s and your company’s rights and that everything that can be done to assist your case is being undertaken.

We are recognised by the Legal Aid Agency (Ministry of Justice) as an expert fraud defence firm able to defend the largest cases prosecuted as members of the Very High Cost Case panel.

We are:

●     Fraud Law firm of the year-UK (Corporate USA Awards 2019)

●     UK Fraud Firm of the year (ACQLaw Awards 2019)

●     Fraud Law Firm of the year-England (Global Law Experts 2019)

  • Criminal Law firm of the year 2017 (Corporate Insider Business Excellence) 
  • Regional Criminal Defence firm of the year 2017 (ACQ5 Awards)
  • Fraud law firm of the year 2017(Corporate Intl Global Awards)
  • Fraud law firm of the year 2017 (Global Law Experts) 
  • Global Awards Corporate Livewire UK Tax criminal law firm of the year (2015)

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