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Tax Investigation & Fraud Lawyers

If you are under investigation for serious fraud or tax offences, it can turn your life upside down. Cartwright King’s fraud lawyers provide the legal support you need to help you navigate fraud and tax investigations, protecting you from reputational damage and criminal charges.

Get in touch with Cartwright King’s Business Crime Team for specialist legal advice and assistance.

When you need us most.

Why work with Cartwright King’s Fraud Lawyers?

Our reputation for defending individuals and businesses against fraud and tax allegations stretches across the UK. You benefit from the right advice and tenacious representation, which is the difference when it comes to a successful outcome for your case.

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about keeping you or your business out of trouble. That’s why we offer sound, honest, reliable legal advice to ensure that you understand your rights when facing allegations of fraud or tax violations.

Cartwright King can defend you against a wide range of offences, giving you peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

Working with Cartwright King’s specialist fraud lawyers gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. We know that charges for fraud and tax offences can be damaging to business and personal reputations.

That’s why we will do everything we can to clear you of wrongdoing or minimise any action against you.

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and protecting individuals and businesses, ensuring that you’re treated fairly throughout your case. When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with a business crime team that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

HMRC has the right to investigate you at any point to ensure that you are paying the right amount of tax. They may want to look into a number of areas of your business, including:

  • The tax you pay
  • Your accounts and tax calculations 
  • Your Self Assessment tax return for a given year
  • Your company Tax Return
  • Your PAYE records and returns if you are an employer
  • Your VAT returns and records if you are VAT-registered

It is worth noting that businesses often targeted by HMRC include construction, restaurants, doctors and dentists, and buy-to-lets. They are now looking at private security, property rentals, and specifically in the Midlands have special teams investigating the used motor trade, and those with hidden wealth.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was founded in 2013 and is an independent financial regulatory body. The FCA’s sole responsibility is to regulate financial firms by providing its services to consumers, while ensuring that the overall standards of the UK’s financial markets are maintained. 

More specifically, the FCA focuses on the conduct of retail and wholesale financial services firms.  

If certain standards are not met, the FCA has the authority to investigate both organisations and individuals. Once the investigation has taken place, they have the power to order firms to retract or modify promotions which are deemed to be misleading and ban financial products for up to a year and potentially indefinitely.

Cyber crime is an umbrella term for a number of different offences. It refers to crimes that either take place online or where technology is used for, or is the target of, an attack.

The internet has facilitated the rise of computer-based crime, making it one of the fastest growing criminal activities in the UK. Cyber crime is acknowledged as a major international issue.