Janes Solicitors offer specialist advice and assistance whether you are facing investigation, interviews, enquiries or prosecution we are there for you every step of the way.
Janes Solicitors are at the top of our field. We are regularly instructed to advise individuals and companies and have years of experience in tax enquiries raised by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), tax avoidance schemes (including film schemes and research and development investments), Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) and the highly regulated area of VAT and Excise Duties.
We are highly experienced in dealing with all tax fraud and evasion cases, enquiries and disputes including:
- HMRC Enquiries
- Code of Practice 8
- Code of Practice 9
- Tax Tribunals
- Tax evasion
- Tax avoidance schemes
- Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)
- Offshore structures
In recent years HMRC have taken an increasingly strict approach to tackling illegal methods of tax evasion and tax fraud. Certain industries and types of business may become a specific target for HMRC.
Tax fraud typically involves the deliberate and dishonest evasion of tax by individuals, companies or trusts. Tax evasion can be carried out in several ways, including declaring less income than a person or organisation has actually earned, overstating deductions or declaring less profits or gains.
Tax avoidance is using a legitimate means to mitigate, reduce or defer your tax liability. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) should not take issue with anyone who uses a legitimate tax avoidance techniques. However, the position is often uncertain and Janes Solicitors will advise you.
Furthermore, the changes introduced by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 include two new offences of corporate failure to prevent tax evasions; changes to seizure powers; unexplained wealth orders (UWO) and changes to Proceeds of Crime Act. Janes Solicitors will advise you on the implications for you and your business.
Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) give the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other enforcement authorities the power to apply to the High Court for an order which requires an individual to set out the nature and extent of their interest in an identified property. The High Court will have to be satisfied that the respondent is either a politically exposed person (PEP’s) or a person who is, or has been, involved in serious crime or connected to a person who has been involved in serious crime. The property in question must exceed £100,000.
If you have concerns about the methods used by you or your business, or are concerned about your tax position or tax fraud you should seek our expert legal advice even before HMRC contact you or your business.
Janes Solicitors will advise you so you know exactly where you stand, and how best to proceed at every stage.
Our Expertise & Experience
Our lawyers are specialists in tax and tax disputes, including tax enquiries and investigations. We have a leading and well-earned reputation for achieving excellent results for our clients. Our proven track record, personal approach and fearless commitment gives us the edge over other firms meaning we are highly sought after by clients.
Janes Solicitors hold a strong presence and first-class reputation and are regularly instructed in the largest and most high-profile cases in the UK. The key to our success is the proactive and individual approach we take with each client offering maximum support and a fearless commitment to our clients in each and every case that we undertake.
Contact Our Expert Tax & Tax Dispute Lawyers London
Janes Solicitors provides bespoke specialist advice on all areas of serious and complex fraud, regulatory, taxation and serious financial crime matters. With extensive experience in all areas of fraud and financial crime and a well-earned reputation as leaders in our field, our expert defence team take a proactive and pragmatic approach to legal advice and case strategy. We are committed to your successful outcome. Janes Solicitors pride ourselves on our case tailored approach for each client and our fearless commitment in each and every case we undertake.
If you or your business have concerns, are under suspicion or investigation or have been arrested or prosecuted for any serious fraud or financial crime offence, contact us today on 020 7930 5100, or via our online contact form. One of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.