Tax investigations

All companies and individuals are potentially vulnerable to investigation arising from alleged tax avoidance.


The consequences of adverse findings are serious and can result in substantial financial loss and imprisonment.

We advise that contact is made with us at the earliest stage of any investigation when it is still possible to make representations that can result in the prevention of enforcement action. There are often strict time limits imposed in such investigations and it is imperative that these are complied with.

We are able to offer advice in relation to all investigations connected to tax avoidance, including representation in litigation before the First and Second Tier Tax Tribunals, in the High Court and in criminal proceedings for evasion offences.

With the implementation in 2017 of a new offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion there is now an increased risk for businesses operating in both the UK and abroad.