Charges avoided in multi-million-pound HMRC investigation

7 February, 2020


Richardson Lissack was instructed by an individual who was being investigated by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a conspiracy to evade landfill tax and value added tax under the Criminal Law Act 1977, offences under the Finance Act 1996, and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which resulted in an estimated loss of over £154 million to HMRC. The investigation was labelled Operation Nosedive. Following advice at the police station and pro-active representation throughout the course of the investigation, HMRC decided to take no further action against our client.