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SEP
27

New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Specialist Fraud Lawyers

FraudinvestigationJeffrey Lewis has been instructed in a multi defendant HMRC Tax and VAT investigation. 

Sean Reilly
defends an individual accused of fraud and POCA offences; following an allegation that as executor of a will he defrauded the beneficiaries of £1.2 million.

 

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SEP
20

New Instructions for Lewis Nedas Law Specialist Fraud and Tax Investigation Lawyers

HMRC logoJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to represent individuals facing a large HMRC inquiry into a suspected Phoenix company fraud.These are complicated, multi-faceted investigations, requiring full knowledge and experience not just in tax matters but also company law. Jeffrey Lewis is a renowned master tactician and strategist in these areas.

Siobhain Egan has been instructed in another SFO investigation, which is a spin off from an existing high profile SFO investigation which has attracted considerable publicity within the National and Financial press.

 

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JUL
08

Tax Investigation Success for Lewis Nedas Law clients and Jeffrey Lewis

HMRC SIGNJeffrey represented directors of a high profile professional services firm, who were the subject of a long running HMRC investigation which focused upon an "umbrella fraud".

These are particularly time consuming and complex fraud allegations, concerning the provision of professional services and VAT. Thankfully, after Jeffrey’s pro-active approach to the case HMRC concluded that our clients had not committed any criminal tax offences and the investigation was discharged.

Specialist Forensic tax accountants were instructed to provide their expert opinion which enabled Jeffrey to make robust, and ultimately successful, representations upon his clients behalf.

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JUN
16

A Buoyant Year End for HMRC

HMRC logoHMRC had a buoyant year end in March 2016, as a result of the Stamp Duty increase deadline; a record high in stamp duty receipts was recorded.

A YouGov survey concluded that the majority of public opinion gave overwhelming support to the increase in stamp duty, because they believed that the benefit will be passed to First Time buyers. The outcome remains to be seen.

Things became more difficult for HMRC when in an embarrassing (for them) judgement handed down by the Court of Appeal, it was pointed out to HMRC that they had pursued the wrong party when seeking the payment of £50 million stamp duty due as a result of the sale of the Chelsea Barracks in 2007. It seems that the true owner of the property is the Qatar based bank Masraf al Rayan, though the purchaser was an investment company ultimately owned by the Qatar Investment -Authority. HMRC will appeal, apparently, but we can't help thinking that there wouldn't be many UK based purchasers that could get away without paying Stamp Duty!

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JUN
02

Various Fraud Case Successes for Lewis Nedas Law and Siobhain Egan

Siobhain has recently successfully represented the following individuals:
  • An ex pat Dubai businessman who faced a VAT fraud investigation; after giving a full interview to HMRC, followed by detailed representations, HMRC dropped the investigation.
  • A commodities trader facing an allegation of dishonesty; once more after full representations were made to the investigating authority, the allegation was dropped.
  • A finance professional awaiting trial and facing both allegations of conspiracy to defraud and POCA offences; ongoingfor almost 12 months, once the CPS had eventually served the prosecutions papers in this multi defendant prosecution, it was obvious that a strong submission of no case to answer (coupled with strong representations) should be made. After a detailed letter was sent to the CPS, upon receipt they agreed that the prosecution should be dropped against our client on the last working day before trial! The advocate in the case was the excellent Mark Cotter of Counsel.

 

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