HMRC & Tax

 

HMRC and K
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following decisions made by HMRC to deny the Company’s claim for input tax pursuant to the Kittel and Ablessio principles, in addition to penalties under section 69C and 69D of the VAT Act 2020.

HMRC and CN
Settlement negotiations concerning an enquiry opened by HMRC in respect of a Tax Avoidance Scheme entered into by the client. HMRC initial assessment in excess of £1 million.

HMRC and JH
Appeal brought by a Company Director to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following assessments made by HMRC in respect self-assessment returns. Parallel HMRC enquiry into the affairs of the Company and possible assessments in relation to the Corporation Tax.

HMRC and BH
Tax Enquiry brought by HMRC involving complex tax and insolvency law in relation to a company in liquidation with issues of VAT, PAYE and Self-Assessment Tax.

HMRC and P
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) following decisions made by HMRC to deny the Company’s claim for input tax pursuant to the Kittel and Ablessio principles, in addition to penalties under section 69C and 69D of the VAT Act 2020.

 

Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery

 

SEC and JW
Claim brought by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in the USA, in respect of allegation of securities fraud, valued in the region of $75million.

OR and FJ and AS
High value claim brought in the High Court by liquidators of various connected companies. Representation in respect of allegations of Civil Fraud – Unlawful Means Conspiracy, Dishonest Assistance and Misrepresentation.

DP and MS
Pre-Action matter brought by UAE national concerning claims for knowing receipt, unlawful means conspiracy and extortion.

SCG and Persons Unknown
Substantial Civil Fraud investigation into fraud perpetrated against client company in Germany. Company defrauded of a significant sum. Advice and assistance required in relation to Norwich Pharmacal Orders and Proprietary Injunctions.

 

White Collar Fraud & Financial Crime

 

SFO v LJ
Investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into Insider Trading concerning a large multinational company.

R v WW
Defending proceedings in the Crown Court in respect of charges relating to a £10 million Cryptocurrency Fraud/Theft. The case being one of the first of its kind to be prosecuted in the UK.

R v IL
Defending proceedings in the Crown Court in respect of allegations of Fraud and Money Laundering arising from the alleged evasion of duty payable on the importation of goods, to the value of circa. £5 million.

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

 

Regulatory Investigations

 

Trading Standards and SJ Limited
Acting in an investigation following concerns of imported Vape products and apparent lack of MHRA registration.

WF and NC
Appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) in respect of penalties applied by NC pursuant to the Client Money Protection Schemes For Property Agents (Requirement To Belong To A Scheme Etc) Regulations 2019 And Section 83 Of The Consumer Rights Act 2015.

CIMA and MS
Successful representation to CIMA following complaint issued against our client for bringing CIMA into disrepute.

Trading Standards and RL
An investigation by Trading Standards into our client’s practices and alleged breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. Parallel issues under the Enterprise Act 2002.

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

 

Cryptocurrency

 

AB and Persons Unknown
Instructed to investigate the theft of considerable Cryptocurrency owned by our client. Conducted complex tracing exercise and advised upon application for Norwich Pharmacal Orders.

ME and Persons Unknown
Advising client company on exposure to civil and criminal liability following its development of a new cryptocurrency including advice on allegations of suspected fraud.

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