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Vat Fraud

In this case, allegations were brought against our client for their suspected involvement in a VAT repayment fraud scheme amounting to £2.2 million. The evidence in this case was served across 23,000 pages. Our team examined every inch of the evidence and prepared a robust defence, arguing that our client was not involved in the scheme. We advised the court that:

  • Allegations that VAT returns, purchase orders and sales invoices were sent to HMRC from our client from an address in Birmingham should be excluded as our client was residing in Bradford at the time the documents were sent.

  • Telephone calls allegedly made by our client should be excluded as the itemised billing records showed that our client was not in the area at the time the calls were made.

Before a jury at Birmingham Crown Court, our client was acquitted.

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