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


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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.

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