Tax Investigations

We advise on HMRC enquiries, tax disclosures and tax disputes with a view to finding cost effective solutions.

Our team

We provide a comprehensive service to individuals, businesses and companies.

Our team’s relationships with you and your advisors are built on trust and mutual respect. We are accessible and approachable, and ready to answer your questions, giving you the confidence you want when dealing with a sensitive issue such as an HMRC enquiry or other tax dispute.

Team leaders Sean Wakeman and John Cassidy are recognised as two of the leading practitioners dealing with investigations and disputes.

Our services

Tax disclosure
We advise on HMRC enquiries, tax disclosures and tax disputes with a view to finding cost effective solutions.
Accelerated Payment Notices
We help you to navigate the Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) process and achieve a positive outcome. 
PAYE Investigations
Also known as an Employer Compliance Review, used by HMRC to check an employer is meeting NIC and CIS requirements.
Criminal investigations
HMRC is increasingly using criminal investigations across a range of offences.     
Contractual disclosure & COP9
If HMRC suspects fraud they will give you 60 days to make a disclosure .
COP8
COP 8 is used in where there has been significant loss of tax revenue but fraud is not suspected. 
Worldwide Disclosure Facility
The WDF is a new facility to make a voluntary disclosure relating to ‘offshore interests’.
Common Reporting Standard
The CRS is an international approach to facilitate exchange of financial information globally.
Visits to business premises
Visits to business premises are  used by HMRC to ensure business compliance.
Tax disclosure
We advise on HMRC enquiries, tax disclosures and tax disputes with a view to finding cost effective solutions.
Accelerated Payment Notices
We help you to navigate the Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) process and achieve a positive outcome. 
PAYE Investigations
Also known as an Employer Compliance Review, used by HMRC to check an employer is meeting NIC and CIS requirements.
Criminal investigations
HMRC is increasingly using criminal investigations across a range of offences.     
Contractual disclosure & COP9
If HMRC suspects fraud they will give you 60 days to make a disclosure .
COP8
COP 8 is used in where there has been significant loss of tax revenue but fraud is not suspected. 
Worldwide Disclosure Facility
The WDF is a new facility to make a voluntary disclosure relating to ‘offshore interests’.
Common Reporting Standard
The CRS is an international approach to facilitate exchange of financial information globally.
Visits to business premises
Visits to business premises are  used by HMRC to ensure business compliance.

Contact us

Sean Wakeman
Sean Wakeman
Partner, Head of Tax Investigations
London