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Jonathan Fisher QC writes opinion piece in Tax Journal regarding HSBC tax scandal

Jonathan Fisher QC continues to defend HMRC throughout recent criticism of their failure to prosecute HSBC Swiss tax evaders. Jonathan explains that there is far more to it than people assume. He states that, ‘there are problems with criminal prosecution and the decision to focus on tax collection through civil settlement is the right one.’

Mr Fisher goes on to say, ‘There are potential issues for HMRC if it seeks to rely on HSBC’s Swiss records in a criminal prosecution. Although the French authorities have given permission allowing use of the information for investigating criminal offences, problems remain.’

Read the full article written by Jonathan Fisher QC in the Tax Journal here.

Jonathan is ranked in the Legal Directories as one of the UK’s leading barristers in tax investigation cases. Jonathan can be contacted to discuss any of the issues raised in the article at

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