Carousel & MTIC Fraud

Missing Trader Intra-Community Fraud is committed when goods are imported VAT free from certain countries and sold on at VAT inclusive prices. Carousel fraud involves importing goods VAT free and then selling them on from one trader to another without payment of VAT. The goods are eventually exported so VAT can be claimed back from the government.

Hodge Jones & Allen have successfully defended clients in many of the leading cases involving the alleged theft of VAT. We have extensive experience of MTIC and carousel fraud cases and have represented clients in civil courts, criminal courts and VAT tribunals.

Our clients come from many different industry sectors including more recently carbon credits.

Despite the complexity of the legal issues involved in these cases, we have a reputation for guiding you through the legal process in a clear and concise manner.

Our Serious Fraud team have a forensic understanding of how HMRC, the Crown Prosecution Service and other authorities investigate and prosecute MTIC and carousel fraud. This means we can act swiftly and decisively to defend your interests.

You will find our solicitors work with passion and dedication to protect your liberty, rights and reputation.

Contact any member of our friendly team to find out how we can help. To speak to us in confidence, please call our team on 0808 231 6369. Alternatively you can use the online enquiry form and we will call you. If the situation is urgent then we can be reached outside normal office hours on:
0844 8480 222.


Our Serious Fraud Team have previously dealt with the following cases:

  • Defended in Operation Duma which was a £45million MTIC fraud.
  • Defended in Operation Hayrick which was described by HMRC as “the biggest ever case of its kind” which was to the value of £160million
  • Defended in Operation Ghast which was a £22million MTIC and money laundering trial.
  • Defended in Operation Devout which was a £169million gold bullion and MTIC fraud.

Our Serious Fraud Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience with MTIC and Carousel cases. Our legal practice and team of Serious Fraud Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 231 6369 today.

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