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Tax Investigations & Prosecutions

Peters & Peters is known for its “robust tax investigations practice with a strong reputation for defending corporate clients in criminal prosecutions and HMRC enforcement actions”. We are ranked Band 2 in this area by Chambers UK 2017.

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The UK Government has placed unlawful tax avoidance at the heart of its enforcement priorities for the next few years. Peters & Peters provides expert advice to companies and individuals targeted by HM Revenue & Customs to recover unpaid taxes, impose financial penalties and, in the most serious cases, prosecute.

Our team of expert lawyers has many years’ experience specialising in advising corporates and individuals which become subject to tax investigations. This experience is vitally important in addressing the vast array of enforcement powers available to tax agencies.

Wherever possible we encourage non-contentious resolution of investigations by HM Revenue and Customs who have unique powers of non-prosecution compromise. We are particularly skilled at ensuring that problems, which could be investigated and prosecuted criminally, are resolved by the payment of the tax due with interest and an appropriately mitigated penalty. Building on decades of experience and expertise, we have an excellent working relationship with tax authorities and expert forensic accountants.

Where criminal prosecution cannot be avoided, our core experience as criminal litigators along with our tax experience place us in an unrivalled position to advise clients.

Leading legal directory, Legal 500 notes our ‘exceptional experience’ of direct and indirect tax litigation and investigations, and how we are ‘particularly strong at handling parallel civil and criminal investigations.’

Key Contacts

Anna Bradshaw (née Odby)

Anna Bradshaw (née Odby), Partner

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+44 (0)20 7822 7751

Neil Swift

Neil Swift, Partner

Email Neil

+44 (0)20 7822 7763

Sarah Gabriel

Sarah Gabriel, Partner

Email Sarah

+44 (0)20 7822 7730

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