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MPR solicitors secure client's acquittal for tax evasion

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An eminent cardiologist was cleared last week of tax evasion. The jury took just two hours to return a unanimous Not Guilty verdict.

Our client had been charged with cheating the public revenue and was being prosecuted by the specialist tax division of the CPS which conducts prosecutions on behalf of HMRC. Instead of negotiating a deal with our client with a view to recovering any unpaid sums of tax which were now due with penalties for late filing, the Revenue took a punitive decision to prosecute.  We were firmly of the view that this was not the right decision and that the Revenue were being unreasonable.

Our client’s entire professional reputation was at stake and it was of paramount importance that the case was defended vigorously with a pro-active defence. MPR solicitors were able to put together a bespoke package for our client and tailor the costs to meet our client’s budget.

MPR solicitors put together a dynamic defence team to develop a strategy and ultimately a winning formula for our client. Due to our close links with the best sets of barristers’ chambers, we were able to instruct a leading QC in the field. With the right team in place, the client was able to draw confidence in his case. We also specialise in Professional Regulatory and Disciple and were therefore able to liaise with our client’s regulatory and disciplinary bodies.

At MPR solicitors, we specialise in all aspects of complex litigation both regulatory and criminal. Our Serious and Complex Crime Team is headed by a senior barrister who is both a partner in the firm and a member of the independent Bar at a leading set of London chambers. With this unique position, we are able to draw on the expertise of a barrister in-house at the initial stages of a case without any additional expense to our clients.

We understand the stress and anxiety a prosecution can cause on professional lay clients. Our team of expert lawyers are all individually trained by the Partners of the firm to build and develop long-term client relationships and to show empathy and professionalism in all aspects of our clients’ cases.