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Tax investigations and controversy

Any controversy around tax can be damaging, regardless of whether there has been wrongdoing. With years of experience acting in high-stakes investigations and litigation, in some cases as regulators themselves, our team can help you navigate through.

Our international tax investigation team is made up of highly experienced professionals in the UK, US and Asia who have spent decades advising on complex and high-stakes cases.

Having acted in many high-profile cases, we know that a 'one-size-fits-all' approach does not work, and we will carefully review your situation and develop a tailored strategy.

We can all agree that tax is now a more contentious issue than ever before, with the press naming and shaming accused tax avoiders as well as evaders and government giving treasury and regulators greater powers to investigate, penalize and prosecute individuals and businesses. We are frequently consulted by people who have inadvertently signed up to a tax 'scheme' of some kind and are currently representing individuals and companies caught up in film schemes as well as high profile individuals in the work of international football.
 

We also help those who wish to make a voluntary disclosure of unpaid taxes, ensuring that the process is handled confidentially and with protection from criminal investigation wherever possible. 

In the UK, we offer robust advice on civil and criminal tax fraud investigations and litigation by the tax authorities. Our team includes lawyers who have worked within the tax authorities and have valuable insight into their methods and approach. 

Any controversy related to tax can be damaging, regardless of whether there has been any wrongdoing. It is for this reason we offer the services of our reputation management team, who can help to manage coverage of cases where there is a media interest.

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Our team

Jeff Millington

Jeff Millington

Partner | London

Jeff Millington

Partner | London

Private Client

Shannon Retzke Smith

Shannon Retzke Smith

Partner | New Haven

Shannon Retzke Smith

Partner | New Haven

Private client and tax

Tessa Lorimer

Tessa Lorimer

Consultant | London

Tessa Lorimer

Consultant | London

Private client and tax

Maurice Martin

Maurice Martin

Of counsel | London

Maurice Martin

Of counsel | London

Private client and tax

Andrew Fremlin-Key

Andrew Fremlin-Key

Senior Associate | London

Andrew Fremlin-Key

Senior Associate | London

Litigation and arbitration

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