HMRC Tax Investigation Solicitors

Richard Nelson LLP’s tax investigation lawyers boast over 25 years of experience in defending clients who find themselves facing cases before HMRC. The market-leading defence work of our HMRC solicitors is recognised both by the industry and our clients, whether that’s focused on tax investigations, tax fraud or allegations into how an individual or business has declared their tax history. We have a proven track record of tackling high profile and highly complex tax cases and we pride ourselves on the excellent client service we deliver while doing so.


Experienced HMRC solicitors representing professionals & businesses in tax investigations

Our specialist tax investigation solicitors can offer you confidential, cost-effective advice and representation if you are being investigated by HMRC. Such investigations can take many forms for individuals and organisations. The team at Richard Nelson LLP is well placed to support you through the following:

Due to the potential for fines, reputational damage, and criminal charges in relation to tax investigations, it is imperative to act swiftly and settle matters before they escalate. The sooner you cooperate with HMRC – and engage with our team on the construction of your case – the greater the likelihood of us achieving a desirable outcome on your behalf.

Contact us today and speak to our expert HMRC lawyers if you require support.

How we can help with HMRC investigations

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is one of the most powerful investigating bodies. It has the powers to open and conduct either a civil tax investigation or a HMRC criminal investigation where it is suspected that tax or duty has been evaded, under-declared or underpaid, or that a tax fraud has taken place.

Civil tax investigations and inquiries will generally take place when the tax evaded is significant and can include artificial tax arrangements or avoidance schemes used to underpay tax. Civil tax investigations can also be used where HMRC believe that serious tax fraud has taken place, but they are still prepared to deal with it in a civil investigation. However, HMRC will keep this under review and if a civil investigation does not proceed appropriately or if more serious criminal tax evasion is revealed than they initially believed, then a civil tax investigation can be upgraded to a HMRC criminal investigation.

We are specialist tax investigation solicitors and fraud lawyers who are experienced in advising and defending all forms of tax investigations, HMRC fraud, tax inquiry, tax fraud investigation, criminal tax evasion, and HMRC investigations and inquiries. If you require advice in relation to any issue relating to a tax investigation, speak to our team today for a confidential discussion with our HMRC solicitors.

Want to learn more before getting in touch? Depending on the nature of your tax investigation inquiry, you may want to refer to our tax investigations FAQs or one of our more specific tax service pages below.

Our offerings

Tax Investigation Services.

To learn more about how our tax investigation solicitors can help you, click on one of the services below. If you can't find what you're looking for, get in touch to discuss your case with us.

  • Code of Practice 8

    Our expert tax lawyers will help manage a COP 8 investigation involving you, including meetings, negotiation and ensuring that it remains a civil tax investigation if possible.

  • Code of Practice 9

    If HMRC suspects serious tax fraud, it will conduct a COP 9 investigation. Our solicitors are able to provide expert advice and representation in these cases.

  • HMRC Criminal Investigations

    It is vital that you seek specialist representation if you are the subject of a criminal investigation by HMRC. Speak to our experts today.

  • Offshore Tax Evasion and Avoidance

    If you are the subject of a current offshore investigation, or suspect you will be targeted in the future, our solicitors can represent you and help you prepare.

  • Tax Evasion and Avoidance

    HMRC’s aggressive anti-avoidance policies mean that investigations require specialist help to resolve. Contact our tax solicitors to see how we can help.

  • VAT Inspections & Investigations

    Our tax solicitors can work with you in confidence to discuss and resolve matters relating to VAT inspections and investigations.

Richard Nelson LLP is well known for its track record in tax-based investigations and prosecutions.

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