Corporate and Financial Crime — Our Services
Tax and Revenue Investigations
With many years’ experience behind us, the PCB Byrne team has established an excellent reputation for dealing swiftly and successfully with complex tax and revenue investigations.

Whether it’s a criminal investigation from the outset or the commencement of a Code of Practice 9 investigation and process, we guide clients at every step with a robust and coherent strategy from the off. We seek to deflect criminal investigations at the earliest stage, in an effort to reach a civil settlement as a worst-case scenario. We also regularly advise on Code of Practice 9 interviews and work alongside tax experts who negotiate settlement agreements.

Our aim is always the same: if there has to be a sanction then it should be a financial penalty rather than a custodial sentence.

Our notable experience
  • Acting for a solicitor in HMRC's biggest prosecution for carbon credit tax fraud.
  • Acting for an accountant and entrepreneur in HMRC's series of trials for film investor tax relief prosecutions.
  • Acting for a leading insolvency practitioner in HMRC's biggest prosecution for phoenixism tax frauds.
  • Acting for former directors of a leading marketing agency in relation to tax avoidance schemes as part of the Panama and Paradise Papers scandals.
Our specialists
Michael Potts
0207 842 1640
07770 802430
English, French
Matthew Frankland
0207 842 1639
07774 133733
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
All Asset Recovery and Enforcement Services
Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
All Civil Fraud Services
Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
All Commercial Litigation Services
Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
All Insolvency and Restructuring Services
International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
All International Arbitration Services
Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
All Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Services
Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
All Corporate and Financial Crime Services
Crypto Currency and Cyber Crime
We have built a reputation for our tenacity in building cases and in tracing, freezing and recovering assets. We work at the cutting edge of the law on interim relief, using the full armoury of the law in order to obtain results for our clients.
Financial Sanctions
In a fast-evolving, global environment, where penalties for any breach are severe and the need to bring timely challenges is crucial, our sanctions team provides specialist advice, backed by worldwide experience.
All Financial Sanctions Services
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
All Regulatory and Disciplinary Services
Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
All Serious and General Crime Services