HMRC Investigations

Argent Law is able to offer real and practical assistance to individual and corporate clients facing investigation by or litigation against H.M. Revenue & Customs in relation to VAT and Duties cases.

Argent Law has extensive experience at dealing with prosecutions brought by H.M. Revenue & Customs and also in the civil proceedings flowing from those investigations, particularly including proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal – Tax Chamber (formerly the Special and the General Commissioners, and the VAT & Duties Tribunal) and appeals from that Tribunal.

We are able to draw on our extensive experience in this area of criminal and quasi-criminal law to advise individuals and commercial clients facing investigations into VAT and excise & duties matters, and particularly in relation to businesses alleged to be connected to Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud. This includes providing practical advice to assist clients in ensuring that their businesses remain compliant with the appropriate requirements (thereby ensuring that they avoid unnecessary investigation) and also to assist clients facing investigation in demonstrating the legitimacy of their businesses.

In the event of clients facing proceedings within the Tribunal, Argent Law is able to bring together a team of the highest quality specialist counsel, solicitors and multi-disciplinary experts (including accountants, tax advisors and investigators) to provide clients with first class representation focused on protecting our clients’ legitimate business and financial interests.

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