Tax Fraud

As part of their specialised practice in financial crime, barristers at Mountford Chambers have particular experience in dealing with allegations of tax fraud at every level.

This ranges from cases of individual tax evasion and participation in unlawful tax avoidance schemes, to substantial cases of VAT and MTIC fraud. Our members regularly handle the most complex and challenging cases in this field, including recent test cases on the parameters of legitimate tax avoidance.

We deal with all forms of tax-related crime including:

  • EU tax fraud including MTIC fraud
  • Other forms of VAT fraud
  • Tax fraud In the construction industry
  • Landfill tax fraud
  • Personal income tax evasion
  • Evasion of tax through corporate structures
  • Other offences relating to corporation tax
  • Illegal tax avoidance schemes
  • Tax evasion through investment schemes
  • Tax evasion through offshore structures

We offer advice and representation from the very start of an investigation, assisting clients who want to negotiate a settlement and those who need skilful, specialised and vigorous defence at trial. We understand the most effective ways to protect the position of clients in these difficult cases – and where a criminal investigation leads to civil recovery or tax tribunal proceedings, we are very experienced in these fields. Our barristers combine a strong technical knowledge of tax regimes and procedures with considerable experience of cross-examination and courtroom strategy.


Get in touch

Mountford Chambers is home to a team of highly responsive, experienced and knowledgeable clerks.

Ben Heaviside

To email Ben Click here or call on 020 7936 6300
Out of hours 07793 318647

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