HMRC Related Fraud & VAT

EBR Attridge’s Specialist Fraud Solicitors are renowned for their tactical and methodical approach to defending clients in this complex area of law and have been involved in many of the  recent and past notable cases before the courts.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) fraud is a specialist area of criminal defence and the investigations are  by their nature lengthy, complicated and require attention to detail in order to consider the  often huge volumes of evidence served.  During the early stages of an investigation into tax evasion or VAT irregularities, it is crucial to ensure no errors or misjudgements occur that might prejudice the outcome for a defendant because penalties for HMRC fraud can result in a criminal conviction or significant financial penalties.

At EBR Attridge we have considerable expertise in financial fraud cases, including defending charges relating to:

  • HMRC related Fraud and VAT offences
  • Vat Evasion
  • False claims and Theft
  • Conspiracy to defraud HM Revenue and Customs
  • Criminal tax fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • False Accounting
  • Forgery
  • Tax Evasion
  • Money Laundering
  • VAT fraud.

Our close relationships with our dedicated pool of leading Barristers and QCs allows us to engage Counsel from the very beginning of your case. We select these based on their ability, legal knowledge and past experience. Our chosen Barristers and QCs will work side-by-side with your dedicated defence team to explore every avenue in achieving the best possible outcome.

Our Fraud Solicitors in addition have significant experience and knowledge handling Money Laundering, Restraint Order and Confiscation issues. These areas are likely to have an element in your case and you can be confident that your legal team is best placed to challenge all aspects of your case without involving third parties unnecessarily.

It is therefore vital to take expert legal advice from a specialist firm of fraud solicitors skilled in dealing with these complex allegations, charges and prosecutions involving HMRC investigations.  We, at EBR Attridge, can confidently say we are familiar and versed with the investigatory practices of organisations such as HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office, City of London Economic Unit, Financial Conduct Authority, Trading Standards and many more.

If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see a specialist fraud Solicitor who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online.

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Latest case studies

R v H [2012] Croydon Crown Court - This was the penultimate case in a string of HMRC frauds perpetrated and conducted by the primary group who had went about setting up this particular case. As a result of a breakdown in financial negotiations the secondary group attacked the self-assessment income tax return electronic system resulting i... Read more

Conspiracy to Steal

 Dec 2016

R v Y and Ors [2014] Southwark Crown Court-The defendant was charged with Conspiracy to steal and was one in a series of trials involving the organised and systematic attack on national banking houses by use of KVM device technology. The defendant along with others was alleged to have been part of a team that systematically attacked, by w... Read more