Tax Avoidance

The distinctions between illegal tax evasion and legally sound tax mitigation have become increasingly blurred in recent years. The difficulty is that while effective use of tax rules is allowed, there is a danger that tax avoidance schemes, following investigation by HMRC, can be deemed tools for illegal tax evasion. If HMRC is investigating such a scheme, or it appears that civil litigation is a prospect following an investigation, it is important to take expert legal advice on the options available and how to challenge allegations of tax evasion. Taxation is complex and constantly changing, and sanctions for breaches of tax rules are weighty, and could have long term implications for a business’s continued financial stability and individuals’ financial comfort and personal liberty. If you or your business have been approached by HMRC regarding your tax affairs, or need guidance on how to defend allegations for having committed a crime, get in touch with a specialist who can guide you smoothly through the process.

Bright Line Law has a vast amount of experience in guiding clients through complex tax disputes. Jonathan Fisher QC, leads our barrister-led practice, and is regularly instructed to act for clients accused of breaching anti-avoidance rules. He has previously been involved in advising on the use of, and regulatory investigation of film industry, and offshore tax schemes. We have also been instructed to represent clients in criminal and civil litigation initiated by HMRC.

We regularly work with other leading barristers and experts in the field of tax law - including forensic and chartered accountants, as well as professional tax advisors - to assist clients and deliver pragmatic solutions to legal problems. At Bright Line Law, our goal is to resolve regulatory issues quickly and provide a rigorous defence to accusations of violations of tax law. Contact us today to learn more about our work, and how our skills and expertise can be used to help you and/ or your business. Contact Jonathan Fisher QC directly at jf@brightlinelaw.co.uk or another member of our team or telephone us on + 44 (0)203 709 9470. 

Jonathan Fisher QC
Lead Counsel

Email jf@brightlinelaw.co.uk
Telephone + 020 3872 2852

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