What we do: Experienced tax investigation solicitors
Our team have acted for businesses who’ve become the subject of an enquiry or investigation by HMRC.
We can represent you if HMRC has launched an enquiry or investigation into your business’s tax affairs, including matters relating to:
- Income Tax
- Corporate Tax
- Tax avoidance schemes
- Share schemes
- Stamp Duty, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax
- Insurance Premium Tax
- PAYE/national insurance contributions
HMRC tax investigations – when should you seek legal advice?
We recommend that you seek advice from experienced solicitors at the earliest possible stage of an enquiry or investigation by HMRC. It’s also important that you’re aware of your rights and the limits on HMRC’s powers.
At the start of proceedings against your company, HMRC will normally ask you to disclose information where they suspect any attempt to pay less tax, or to avoid paying the correct amount of tax.
Who we help: SMEs and large PLCs
We have a broad range of experience in our team of solicitors and represent SMEs and large PLCs when faced with a tax investigation by HMRC. If you instruct our tax investigation solicitors at the earliest possible stage in the investigation, we can help you conclude an investigation quickly to avoid criminal proceedings against you.
Why use our tax investigation solicitors?
Our tax solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or from large international businesses. They each have more than 10 years post-qualifying experience. Find out more about our finance solicitors here:
Corporate Solicitor & CEO
Toby Harper is the CEO & Founder of Harper James Solicitors, as well as a corporate & commercial solicitor. He specialises in venture capital and the tech sector.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Harper James provide a cost effective, responsive and versatile service and provide us with access to legal teams that are experienced, commercially focused and well-resourced. Most importantly they are extremely familiar with the SME market and know the venture capital sector well.
Harper James have become a vital part of our business. We get quality advice from experienced solicitors at prices that other firms do not appear to be able to match.
As a University spin-out getting the right team of lawyers to support our emerging business was fundamental and the team are always available to provide us with the invaluable guidance and support we require.