Tim Thompson


Tim is a Partner and the Head of the Tax Litigation Team at Kangs Solicitors.

An experienced tax litigation solicitor, Tim joined the firm in 2009 and specialises in representing individuals and corporations in relation to a broad range of tax disputes and HMRC investigations.

His expertise encompasses both civil and criminal litigation as well as specialist Tax Tribunal work and includes the following:

  • HMRC Criminal and Civil Tax Investigations
  • Individual and Corporate Tax Enquiries
  • White Collar Fraud, Money Laundering and Complex Crime
  • Regulatory Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Civil Fraud
  • Asset Recovery
  • Director Disqualification Proceedings
  • Criminal & Civil matters under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Tim is recognised for his work on complex cases.

What the Legal Directories Say:

Legal 500 | 2021 Edition

  • Tim Thompson is recognised in particular “for his work on high-value fraud and money laundering cases”.

  • “Tim Thompson is a very clever lawyer”.

  • Tim Thompson is very good when under pressure faced with a mass of complex detail; cuts through to the key issues with great skill”.

Legal 500 | 2020 Edition

  • Timothy Thompson is “a consummate professional, very measured and unflappable in his approach to complicated cases”.

In the course of providing the highest levels of representation and service, Tim applies himself to the individual needs of each and every client and is highly regarded for going that extra mile in the pursuit of providing a truly first rate professional service.

He appreciates that involvement in serious proceedings, whether civil, criminal or regulatory, has consequences on each client’s personal and business life and, therefore, structures his advice and support accordingly in a pragmatic and realistic, but understanding fashion.

His ability to forensically interrogate complex, technical and financial evidence is of particular value enabling him to distil the fundamental issues which present themselves in each case and to provide clear and succinct advice.

Some Examples of Recent Work Include:

HMRC & Tax Matters

HMRC and W
A dispute with HMRC in respect of a substantial importation of cigarettes, requiring the negotiation of a Contractual Disclosure Facility (COP9).

HMRC and H
Criminal Investigation conducted by higher officers of HMRC into a company and its Directors for Fraudulent Evasion of VAT and Income Tax and Money Laundering offences.

Criminal investigation conducted by HMRC into the Directors’ and LLP’s affairs and its alleged failure to comply with a requirement to give security.

A Tax Enquiry brought by HMRC involving complex issues into the affairs of a company in liquidation and the reclaiming of VAT, PAYE and Self-Assessment Tax.

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

NCA and S, H and L Ltd
A National Crime Agency (NCA) Civil Recovery investigation into numerous assets and properties owned by our clients. The case involved the defence of a civil claim in the High Court, whilst simultaneously dealing with Disclosure Orders and a separate tax enquiry.

PMP Ltd and MN
Claim was issued against our client in the High Court Chancery Division. The matter involved advising in relation to Disclosure Orders, Proprietary Injunctions and Asset Recovery issues.

IS Ltd and JR
Pre-Action matter brought seeking the return of company property in which Tim successfully negotiating a pre-action settlement.

White Collar Fraud & Financial Crime

R v HM
The case, which was originally investigated by SI15 Counter Terrorism Command, concerns the re-registering of high value stolen vehicles.

Investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into Insider Trading, which concerned a large international plc.

R v MB
A lengthy Thames Valley Police investigation into an alleged Boiler Room Fraud spanning three years.

Regulatory Work

AD Inc and EI Ltd
A Software Licence Compliance Audit against our client company initiated by an internationally renowned software giant. Advice and representation for the company, company officers and employees provided in relation to the Audit processes.

AD Inc and SBS Ltd
A very similar case to the above brought by the same internationally renowned software giant. An audit took place prior to our instruction and Tim continues to provide advice in respect of quantum.

Trading Standards and HA Ltd
An investigation by Hampshire Trading Standards into our client’s practices and alleged breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 in which Tim has successfully negotiated a favourable settlement agreement.

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