Maurice heads the UK tax investigations team. His work focuses on business and personal tax investigations on behalf of high profile individuals as well as corporations which face either civil or criminal investigation. He often works in conjunction with leading accountancy firms to minimise the client’s risk of prosecution and the amount of tax properly payable. He has been involved in many of the major cases of the past 30 years. These began with the famous nationwide Richmond Rendezvous group of Chinese restaurants in 1981, at the time the largest tax prosecution ever and the first combined operation by HM Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise (before they merged in 2005). Currently, Maurice is representing individuals and companies caught up in film scheme investigations, residence and domicile enquiries, hearings in the FFT, UT and Court of Appeal as well as high profile individuals in the world of international football transfers.
International Bar Association (Business Crime Committee); London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association; Tax Investigations Practitioners Group (London)
Original chapter on Tax and Customs & Excise Investigations in Tolley's Directors Handbook in 2002 and revised version in 2003.