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Jonathan Fisher QC Leads Pinsent Masons Business Network Seminar

Jonathan Fisher QC alongside Fiona Fernie, Partner and Head of Tax Investigations at Pinsent Masons will be leading a practical tax session together as part of Pinsent Masons' business network seminars.

The event, ‘Crossing the Line – when ‘avoidance’ escalates to a criminal investigation’ will take place on Thursday 4th June and will be hosted at Pinsent Masons’ offices in London (EC2A 4ES).

The session follows Mr Ramsay, a client who purchased a professionally marketed avoidance scheme approved by a QC, and who has now become the subject of a criminal investigation by HMRC.

Participants will look at aspects such as the initial criminal investigation rationale at HMRC; the difference between suspicion of ‘civil’ and criminal fraud; the initial criminal investigation procedures and the impact of fraud admissions on discovery provisions. In addition, they will also look at what an adviser needs to think about when a client is under criminal investigation, both to represent his client effectively and to protect himself.

Registration is at 3.00 pm and the session starts at 4.00 pm, scheduled to last approximately 3 hours. For more details including how to register, please click here.

Jonathan Fisher QC is ranked as one of the UK’s leading barristers in the areas of tax disputes, banking and financial services including economic sanctions, financial crime and fraud.

Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the seminar at

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