Senior accountant cleared of multi-million pound allegation of cheating the public revenue

November 11, 2020

Michael Goodwin QC represented an accountant from a leading Top Flight accountancy firm who, along with two others, was accused of jointly cheating the public revenue in the sum of approximately £1.2M of corporation tax. The cheat was alleged to have involved making over £5m of group relief tax claims over several years on a false basis. Following a 5 week trial, the jury unanimously acquitted Michael’s client. Two other defendants were convicted and were sentenced to imprisonment for three years and one year (suspended) respectively.

Michael Goodwin QC (leading Joshua Carey – Devereux Chambers) was instructed by Adam Craggs and Michelle Sloane at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC).