Part of The Petherbridge Bassra Group

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Awarded to Sarah Batty

and Ben Jones.

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Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9049249. The registered office is Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS. A list of Directors is open to inspection at the registered office. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a licensed body law practice under number 613817. ‘Petherbridge Bassra’, ‘Opus Law’, ‘Brimble & Co’, ‘Bird & Daniels’ and ‘SH Dad & Co’ are trading names of Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited.

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Accountant Avoids Jail in £500,000 VAT Fraud Case

Ben Jones, Director, represented S in this highly unusual case before the Leeds Crown Court.

 

S made full admissions in the police station to allegations that he had been altering the figures on the VAT returns on behalf of the company for which he worked. Completely fictitious, yet advantageous figures, were invented and used to submit falsified claims over a period of four years. This resulted in a loss to HMRC of slightly over half a million pounds.

 

We set about building a strong mitigation on behalf of our client by obtaining medical and professional records. We also engaged with the HMRC prosecution team immediately allowing us to agree our clients culpability favourably in respect of the sentencing guidelines for a case of this type.

 

This eventually resulted in our client receiving a suspended sentence meaning he does not spend a day in custody. In what was very much a damage limitation case, an excellent outcome was received by our grateful client.

 

John Bottomley (HCA) from Opus Law was instructed in this case.

 

Case represented by Ben Jones, Opus Law.