Tessa is a leading tax fraud barrister who specialises in both civil and criminal tax fraud investigations and litigation conducted by the Special Investigation and Criminal Investigation departments of HMRC. She has extensive experience in advising the Board of the former Inland Revenue and HMRC in relation to their most complex direct and indirect tax investigations and prosecutions.

Tessa has extensive and proven experience in advising the Board of the former Inland Revenue, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office as well as HMRC and SOCA (now NCA) in relation to their most complex direct and indirect tax investigations and prosecutions, as well as money laundering, organized and white-collar crime, and regulatory offences.

As a government prosecutor most of her work was international in nature and Tessa has worked extensively with other countries in the EU as well as USA and Dubai, in particular she has considerable experience of mutual legal assistance, extradition, search warrants, judicial review, injunctions, SOCPA production orders and legal professional privilege issues.

In private practice, Tessa specialises in representing companies, hedge funds and individuals who are subject to civil and criminal, direct and indirect tax fraud investigations and litigation, as well as defending white collar crime and regulatory offences.

  • HMRC
  • NCA
  • Companies
  • Hedge funds
  • Directors/shareholders

Previous law firms

  • Withers Worldwide
  • GSC Solicitors
  • Crown prosecution Service
  • Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office
  • Inland Revenue Solicitors Office

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