Patrick Cannon is a tax barrister whose services cover a wide range of tax and financial crime disputes.

He has over 35 years of experience working with clients in civil and criminal tax disputes with HMRC, challenges to tax avoidance schemes, action against advisers who mis-sold aggressive tax avoidance schemes, and in cases of financial crime.

He is one the country’s leading advisors on Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Patrick Cannon’s practice areas include:

Tax Avoidance Schemes

Offering legal advice and representation to clients who have been mis-sold aggressive or failed tax avoidance schemes, such as Employer Financed Retirement Benefit schemes (EFRBs) and Disguised Remuneration Schemes.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

As one of the country’s leading advisors on SDLT, Patrick offers advice and representation in all stamp duty cases, including: reclaiming SDLT, multiple dwellings relief, SDLT planning, Prudential land sale and building contracts, anti-avoidance rule and appeals against HMRC.

GAAR Penalties

Providing legal services for clients facing tax investigations and penalties under the General Anti Abuse Rule (GAAR). This includes guidance and representation on penalties, ‘enabler’ penalties and other tax arrangements which might result in fines or litigation.

Financial Crime

Providing counsel and case management for anyone facing investigation or litigation for financial crime cases, including money laundering, Income Tax fraud, Unexplained Wealth Orders, Payroll Fraud and Proceeds of Crime Act.

Direct Access Tax Barrister

Instruct Patrick Cannon directly without having to employ the services of a solicitor or an accountant. This means you can focus your finances on one specialist lawyer who will own your case from beginning to completion with in-depth experience in tax and financial crime cases, including tax avoidance schemes, GAAR and enabler penalties, Civil and Criminal tax investigations, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Offshore disclosure and money laundering

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For professional and insurance reasons Patrick is unable to offer any advice until he has been formally instructed.