Fraud & Financial Crime

Tax Evasion

Tax evasion happens when an individual (or a company) fails to declare their income. Or falsifies their expenses with the purpose of deliberately avoiding their tax liability. It falls under the banner of fraud and financial crimes. Tax evasion offences are extremely serious and will have huge repercussions on your business and personal life too. The consequences of tax evasion as usually a prison term to serve and the a very real chance that you will face Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings. Which will probably lead to confiscation orders of your property, belongings and other assets too. There are a number of different forms of tax evasion. They are:

  • Income tax fraud
  • MTIC (Missing Trader) fraud
  • Diversion Fraud (inward and outward)

Whatever tax evasion charges you are facing, you need an experienced Fraud Defence team working for you. So call us now to see how we can help minimise the damage to you and your business.

How We Can Help

If you are at the police station, you have the right to free and independent legal advice from a tax fraud solicitor of your choice. Regardless of your financial position, so call us on 03330 096 275. You may be concerned about the cost of hiring a solicitor, but our rates are very competitive and fixed fees may be an option too. Of course depending on the circumstances of your case. In addition, we will also make enquiries for you about legal aid funding. Understanding how the charges you are facing have been put together, their consequences and the next steps are really important so we will take the time to explain all of this. Furthermore in a plain and easy-to-understand language without legal jargon so call our Financial Crime Solicitors today. What to do if you are accused of tax evasion.

Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors?

We know how important it is to protect your business and keep these charges confidential, so we will work towards this wherever possible. Using our experienced team of solicitors, caseworkers and barristers we will work tirelessly to get you the best outcome in your circumstances. Our experienced network of tax fraud solicitors across England or Wales (the law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is different) are always ready to help you. No matter what time of day or night and as a result we have developed a reputation as one of the leading Fraud Defence firms. We demonstrate a proactive approach to our work and our tenacity shines through, leaving no stone unturned. Protect you and your business today, call us to see how we can help.

Why Choose Us for Tax Evasion?

Whether your legal problem is related to fraud, criminal law, motoring offences or personal injury, we can help and there are a number of reasons why you should choose us.

  • Once you have instructed us we will select an experienced barrister. Who will be  based nearby, and arrange a conference with them so you can be clear about your prospects
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice. This means that we can put all of our experience behind you and make sure that we get you the best possible outcome. Whatever fraud charges you are facing
  • Because we have nationwide coverage. It doesn’t matter where you are in England or Wales, we can help you
  • By being meticulous and not leaving any stone unturned when preparing your case. We are more likely to find anything which may mitigate your charges and help your case
  • Suppose you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud. Ashmans Solicitors will be able to help you to reduce the impact on you and your family using our skilled team to prepare for the hearing.

Ashmans Solicitors provides defence for tax evasion cases across Yorkshire.

Contact us Now

You can get in touch with us in a number of different ways. You can call us on 0333 009 6275, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

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Why Choose Us for your Fraud and Financial Crime case?

  • We are ranked as a leading firm in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 – one of the foremost guides to law firms in the United Kingdom.
  • We have specialist Fraud and Financial Crime Defence solicitors available 24/7.
  • We are always on hand to give you the expert advice that you need.
  • Once you have instructed us, we will select an experienced barrister, who is based locally to you. We will arrange a conference with them, so that you can be clear about your prospects.
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice, which means that we can put all of our experience behind you, making sure that we get you the best possible outcome – whatever fraud charges you are facing.
  • We cover the whole of England and Wales – so that we can fully support you at a local level.
  • We pride ourselves on finding often-missed opportunities that will mitigate your charges and help your case.
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud, we will be able to help you reduce the impact that this will have on you and your family. We do this by engaging our skilled team to prepare you for the hearing.
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R-v-LF Leeds Crown Court

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Operation Janitor

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R-v-TA Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

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R-v-AA & Others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

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R-v-NF Bradford Crown Court

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

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"Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court

Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case.

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R-v-MD & Others Old Bailey

The defendant along with a number of others was alleged to have murdered the deceased arising as a result of a revenge attack.

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R-v-AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court

The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million.

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R-v-AN Bradford Crown Court

The Defendant, a Company Director, was charged with fraud by false representation amounting to over £660,000.

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R-v-CV Leeds Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation in relation to his role with two companies plus a further charge of theft relating to an alleged loss to David Brown Ltd said to be over £113,000.

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R-v-SA Snaresbrook Crown Court

This was a highly publicised case involving the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation.

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R-v-TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to.

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Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

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