Pinsent Masons have recently updated their guide on how to deal with a dawn raid by HMRC.
A dawn raid is a search of premises carried out by HMRC, when it suspects that a tax fraud has been committed. Raids are generally carried out early in the morning. The guide is purely aimed at HMRC raids.
Of particular relevance is the advice that if HMRC don't want to wait for a solicitor to arrive then:
"Allocate a member of your staff to 'shadow' each officer of the search team. The role of the shadow is to keep a record of all documents examined, copied or removed by the HMRC officers."The guide can be read via this link "How to manage an HMRC dawn raid".
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