Tax Evasion Defence Solicitors - Manchester

Our Tax Fraud Solicitors help businesses or individuals accused of committing tax evasion.

Draycott Browne are highly experienced in advising and representing clients in tax evasion cases. If you or your business is found guilty of tax fraud, you could face penalties such as serious fines or imprisonment. It is therefore imperative that you seek help from first-class solicitors that you can trust.

Our fraud solicitors have been successfully defending both individuals and companies dealing with HMRC tax investigations since 1998, so you can rest assured you’ll have a specialist legal team behind you.

For advice on tax evasion charges, or to find out more about how we can help you, call Draycott Browne on +44 (0)161 228 2244.

What is tax evasion?

Simply put, tax evasion is the act of illegally avoiding taxes by misrepresenting your finances to the HM Revenue Customs (HMRC). This crime can be carried out by an individual or a business in a number of ways:

  • Under-reporting income
  • Inflating deductions
  • Hiding assets
  • Illegally using offshore accounts

If the HMRC has a slight suspicion that you are guilty of tax evasion, or they receive a tip-off, an investigation will be launched into you or your business.

Whether you have been unfairly accused of tax evasion, have overlooked information that should have been supplied to HMRC or taken your eye off the ball when it comes to your accounts and investments, perhaps entrusting them to others, legal advice is imperative to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the investigation.

What are the penalties for tax evasion?

If you are found guilty of tax evasion, your penalty will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • How much money you fraudulently took
  • The scale of your crime
  • The number of people involved in the crime

Penalties for tax evasion range from heavy fines to prison sentences and if you are criminally prosecuted you will still be liable to pay your outstanding tax bill. As well as the legal repercussions, the government also holds the right to name and shame those who have been found guilty of tax evasion. This could prove detrimental to your personal character and the reputation of your business so because of the seriousness of these consequences, and the need to manage the reputation of you or your company, we recommend you contact a legal professional for expert advice as quickly as possible.

How we can help

If you are under investigation by the HMRC, you should seek immediate legal assistance. Due to the level of the allegations being made against you, we understand that any investigations being carried out by HMRC can be both daunting and confusing. You will therefore require expert help from a legal team who specialise in tax law. The fraud team at Draycott Browne have the necessary expertise and experience to help you and are well-placed to offer you the required support and guidance every step of the way.

We are here to reassure you and will provide you with a full understanding of your situation and the subsequent implications. We will also explain the investigation process and advise on how long it is likely to last.

We will work closely with you to build a strong defence, protecting your interests and reputation and giving you the best possible chance of a successful case. Our tax fraud lawyers will liaise with HMRC and the police on your behalf, helping to reduce any further stress during this time.

We are also able to advise on the appeals process should you dispute the ruling of an investigation carried out by HMRC.


Draycott Browne is highly regarded across the legal profession and recognised as experts on all matters of tax law and fraud. Our solicitors, who are specialists in their field, possess a breadth of knowledge that will ensure the level of quality you should expect from your legal team. We take pride in our dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients and we have an excellent track record in helping hundreds of clients avoid prosecution for tax evasion.

Our fraud team is here to ensure you have access to expert legal advice every step of the way. If necessary, we will also provide you with representation in court. Our team of experienced solicitors offer their services within Manchester and throughout North West Manchester.

If you are currently under investigation by HMRC for tax evasion, it is essential you seek legal advice today. To contact Draycott Browne’s fraud team, simply call +44 (0)161 228 2244.

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