Richard Nelson LLP’s tax investigation solicitors boast over 25 years of experience in defending clients who find themselves facing tax investigation cases before the HMRC. Both our industry and our clients recognise the market-leading defence work we do, whether that’s focused in tax investigations, tax fraud or allegations in 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.

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are one of the most powerful investigating bodies. They have the powers to open and conduct either a civil tax investigation or a HMRC criminal investigation where they suspect 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, contact one of our tax investigation solicitors today for a confidential discussion.

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 Tax Investigation Solicitors

Mark Wilson, Partner at Richard Nelson LLP

Mark Wilson


Tax Investigation Services