Case study categories: Members

POCA proceedings – Hidden Assets issue

Defendant pleaded guilty to cheating the public revenue and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The defendant was part of a Berkshire OCG responsible for large scale laundering of the proceeds of VAT “missing trader” fraud predicated on alcohol diversion fraud. Defendant was sentenced to 5 years and 2 months imprisonment and was made subject of […]

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Portfolio of properties held personally and in a company

Instruction to consider the CGT arising on a number of residential properties, owned directly by the Parties and through a company. In addition we were asked to value the holding company and then identify the tax efficiency of using transfers and dividends for dividing the properties in a settlement.

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POCA – arising from EncroChat investigations

Defendant pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Supply cannabis, further to data that had been harvested following the infiltration of the EncroChat platform. That data identified that the Defendant together with his co-defendants were planning to import cannabis from Morocco via Spain into the UK, using a yacht in the English Channel or international waters before […]

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Chemical coatings blender

Valuation of a company selling patented anti-bacteriological coatings into the retail, leather and fabric industries with UK and non-EU client/supplier base. Husband had set up an associated company with former director in the most recent accounting period that was acting as a reseller of the products.

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IFA portfolio

I was asked to identify the capital value of the portfolio of clients and the expected sustainable income. The Husband has developed and migrated his portfolio of clients as he moved between IFA firm networks.

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Matrimonial valuation

Valuation of small building developer and renovation business for matrimonial proceedings including, liquidity, tax, review of dividends and analysis of directors’ loan account balances.

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Breach of warranty claim

Our client (the Defendants) acquired the issued share capital of a company that supplied education schemes funded by the European and Skills Funding Agency or under various European Social Fund projects. The sellers have issued proceedings against the Defendants seeking payment of deferred consideration. In response, the Defendants have advanced counterclaims within the proceedings. We […]

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Matrimonial valuation

Valuation of a menswear retail business across four stores and an online platform. Report included tax consequences and liquidity issues.

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Matrimonial valuation

Valuation of a building contractor, a developer and a moto-cross venue, including the tax implications on disposal, liquidity and sustainable income.

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Conspiracy to supply & produce drugs of Class B – Predicate Matter

Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit undertook an investigation into an Albanian run, Reading based OCG. The Defendant was identified as part of that investigation and was subsequently charged alongside various other co-defendants of conspiracy to supply and produce drugs of Class B. The Crown consider that the Defendant played a “Significant Role” […]

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Share warranty claim dispute

Report addressing the warranties made under the share purchase agreement and valuation of the business in warranty true, warranty false position.

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Matrimonial valuation

Valuation of property developer along with tax consequences, sustainable income and analysis of preference share liability.

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