HMRC Criminal Investigations and unannounced visits under the Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)

The nightmare scenario – 7am in the morning, fast asleep, and suddenly there is a loud knock on the door and officials from HM Revenue & Customs announce themselves, accompanied by Police officers, armed with a warrant to search your house and business premises, and you are placed under arrest and taken to a police station for questioning in connection with suspected tax fraud. This can and does happen. So what do you do?

Mazars can help and support you in such circumstances. We have close links with a number of very experienced law firms offering national coverage and can arrange for experienced legal support for you at extremely short notice. Working in tandem with the legal professionals we are able to provide high quality technical support to build a suitable defence. Our National Tax Investigations Group is backed up by high quality forensic accountants, transactional specialists and all the support you would expect from a global practice, all aimed at providing you with the best service possible.

For a no obligation discussion, if you have any concerns regarding potential criminal investigations, please contact us.

In the event of an HM Revenue & Customs unannounced visit under PACE or arrest, we can obtain legal advice and provide support for you at short notice. Please contact us on the numbers shown below:

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