Taxation

VAT Appeals & Missing Trader Intra Community

We regularly manage appeals against accusations by HMRC of MTIC Missing Trader carousel fraud.

We have a huge amount of experience of obtaining decisions from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Officers, seeking Judicial Review where necesary, managing and representing in VAT Assessment appeals and responding to the criminal legal processes that HMRC have deployed in order to combat missing trade intra community fraud in the Mobile, CPU and CO2 industries in which many of our clients operate. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of our clients’ industries and have developed a number of expert contacts. We know precisely what expert and other evidence will be required of Appellants to mount a successful appeal and to provide a thorough rebuttal to HMRC’s often completely unfounded accusations as to the Appellant’s knowledge of VAT fraud elsewhere in the supply chain.

The firm is completely unique in bringing together the skill of its Taxation, Civil Litigation and Criminal Defence legal practice groups to provide clients with a tenacious closely managed civil appeal before the Tribunal or criminal defence before the Courts. We provide Appellant legal representation in many high value and complex appeals at the Finance and Tax Tribunals (Tax Chamber) of the new First-Tier Tribunal (formerly the Special and the General Commissioners, and the VAT & Duties Tribunal) and, where appropriate, on appeal to the Upper Tribunal or the Court of Appeal. We also provide Defendant legal representation in the criminal courts in respect of MTIC prosecution by the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions office and associated asset confiscation/forfeiture.

We are able to provide not only our experience but the highest quality of advocacy, cross examination and management of these cases which routinely involve complex facts, expert reports and voluminous paperwork.

Free initial consultation

If you need VAT Appeals & MTIC advice we are able to assist. We invite you to contact us so we can assess your claim. We can subsequently provide urgent help, advice or representation to clients from our expert legal team of leading VAT Appeals & MTIC solicitors and barristers. Just call or email us now for a free initial consultation; our legal team are waiting to help.

Telephone a VAT Appeals & MTIC lawyer on: 0207 1830 529

Email us on: vat-appeals-mtic-solicitors-london@lexlaw.co.uk 

Please note: If you know or suspect you are being investigated by HMRC or have a tax liability issue then do not delay in contacting us in complete confidence.


Call us on ☎ 02071830529 or email us on for more information about the legal services we provide. Our team of London lawyers are based in Middle Temple adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice. We are committed to providing professional and specialist legal advice.