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Money laundering offences: will you go to prison?

Money laundering offences: will you go to prison?

Using a chain of financial transactions in order to give illegally obtained money the illusion of legitimacy is a serious criminal offence with potentially grave consequences. Those found guilty of money laundering charges absolutely do face prison sentences in the...

Qualities of a business crime solicitor

Qualities of a business crime solicitor

Being investigated by an employer, the HMRC or even the police for a business crime is a scenario that no professional wishes to find themselves in. However, it is far from an uncommon situation with many senior professionals and business owners finding themselves in...

What to do if you’re being investigated for tax fraud

What to do if you’re being investigated for tax fraud

If you’re being investigated for tax fraud, it’s extremely important to speak to an experienced tax fraud solicitor as soon as you become aware HMRC are looking into your tax affairs. Tax fraud and tax evasion are considered serious crimes and have potentially severe...

Consequences of speeding in the UK

Consequences of speeding in the UK

Most speeding offences are committed by normally law-abiding people who have broken the law by driving slightly above the speed limit. Indeed, speeding is by the far the most common offence in the UK, with government figures showing that in 2017: 48% of cars exceeded...

Do people go to prison for white collar crimes?

Do people go to prison for white collar crimes?

White collar crime is the term used to describe financially-motivated offences that are committed in the line of a professional’s duties at work. It’s important to realise that these kind of crimes are taken very seriously by the authorities as financial crime is the...

Case study: a prison disciplinary hearing

Case study: a prison disciplinary hearing

A solicitor from Purcell Parker’s prison department recently represented two prisoners before the Independent Adjudicator at HMP Prison Birmingham. The hearing concerned the cases of two prisoners (Mr M and Mr S) who had both been charged with a disciplinary offence...

Am I committing VAT fraud?

Am I committing VAT fraud?

Not only is VAT fraud taken seriously by HMRC, it can cause untold damage to a company’s reputation, not least due to the fact that taxpayers resent it when they find out someone else hasn’t been paying their way towards the running of essential services in the UK...

A guide to modern cyber crime and its consequences

A guide to modern cyber crime and its consequences

As we have become more dependent on technology in both our professional and personal lives, the threat of cyber crime has risen significantly. In fact in 2018 alone a total of £1.2 billion was stolen by criminals committing cyber fraud according to a report by...

Guide: Consequences of tax fraud

Guide: Consequences of tax fraud

Last October, the chancellor Philip Hammond announced new measures to clamp down on tax evasion, with a target of raising £2.1 billion by 2023. Narrowing what’s known as the ‘tax gap’ has already resulted in success, with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC),...

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