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Criminal Defence Fraud Lawyers at Bark&Co Solicitors Secure Acquittal in Biggest Ever UK Direct Tax Fraud

16.11.2017

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Conspiracy to Defraud the Revenue (Operation Amazon).

After a 10 month trial at Southwark Crown Court, our top criminal fraud defence lawyer team at Bark&Co Solicitors, secure acquittal in the biggest Direct & Complex tax fraud in British history.  Our client was charged with Conspiracy to Defraud the Revenue (Operation Amazon).

Biggest Direct & Most Complex Tax Fraud

This is said to have been the biggest and most complex direct tax fraud in British history and the potential loss was £107.92 million.  The scheme involved high net worth individuals who invested in environmental projects. This matter has taken 8 years to come to trial and involved complex issues relating to e-disclosure. The Court of Appeal have used this case in order to give guidance on the proper approach to disclosure and Abuse of Process (Regina -V-Richards and others 2015).

We instructed Andrew Radcliffe QC of 2 Hare Court and Matthew Buckland of Carmelite Chambers.

https://www.ft.com/content/0068bd87-e426-3a74-a327-c29fdf98e81c

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41945982

https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/r-v-richards-and-others.pdf

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/11/old-etonian-son-judge-jailed-five-years-role-100m-celebrity/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4307208/Judge-s-son-lured-celebrities-record-100m-tax-scam.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/judge-s-son-swindled-celebrities-in-100m-eco-research-tax-scam-d96fffnfx