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Criminal Law
Tax Law
Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to guide practitioners through the stages of an HMRC investigation and prosecution. Starting with an introduction to the approach of the Revenue to prosecutions, James Bullock and Jason Collins examine the stages of an investigation, from tip-off, through to dawn raids, questioning under caution and charge.

This podcast also discusses the techniques used by HMRC during investigations and how practitioners should respond to safeguard the welfare of the client and the reputation of any business connected to the investigation.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the general approach HMRC take to prosecution as against civil investigations;
  • Be aware of the impact a dawn-raid may have on individuals and business that are not themselves at fault but may be connected to the Defendant;
  • Understand the implications of a ‘no-comment’ interview for a Defendant;
  • Understand the business disruption techniques used by HMRC;
  • Understand what options are on the table to a Defendant in terms of a defence and what approach to take;
  • Understand what a Restraint Order does;
  • Understand how a Confiscation Order works.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Panel Discussion
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
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This podcast is about HMRC's powers and techniques when prosecuting individuals and companies for serious tax avoidance offences and how to handle one if you are the subject.

Podcast added: 06/12/10

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-11-04

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