Tax investigation services

Introduction to Lubbock Fine’s Tax Risk and Disputes services

HMRC have an automatic right to enquire into the tax affairs of all UK taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and companies. They do not require a reason. 

Our tax specialists are well placed to ensure that any HMRC enquiry is managed effectively to achieve the right result with as little impact on your personal and business life as possible. 

About the Lubbock Fine Tax Investigation Service

A tax enquiry or investigation can lead to significant unexpected costs, even if HMRC accept that no further tax is due.  The associated costs can quickly accumulate. 

For a modest annual fee, our Tax Investigation Service gives you peace of mind that you can rely on our expert assistance on most tax enquiries, without the fear of incurring additional fees. 

Tax investigations are on the rise as HMRC become more targeted, acting upon information provided to them from a variety of sources. We recommend more than ever before that all clients subscribe, no matter how simple their tax affairs may seem. 

How does the Tax Investigation Service work?

Lubbock Fine holds an insurance policy with Vantage Fee Protect Limited, which covers our professional fees arising from most types of HMRC enquiry or tax investigation. 

Protection against tax investigations starts from the very first request. Unlike some fee protection products that appoint their own advisers, we ensure that we can represent you throughout the process. We’ll be able to defend you in the event of HMRC checking your books or visiting you to check PAYE or VAT returns. 

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Who is covered?

For limited companies and partnerships, the service also covers directors or partners (plus their spouses) and company secretaries. These individuals can also receive representation at no further cost during an investigation into their personal tax affairs. 

To provide this service, we need to be acting as the tax return agent for the individuals in question. 

See full coverage details.

Why subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service?

For peace of mind, we recommend that every client should subscribe to ensure that they are protected. 

You would then be certain that we would be free to work on your case, at little or no cost to you, for as long as it takes to bring about a resolution, up to our policy limit. 

As a subscriber, you will also have telephone access to consultants who are available to assist you with practical advice on a number of legal issues, including: 

  • Employment
  • Health & safety
  • Legal contract matters
  • Landlord and tenant or property queries
  • General legal issues that your business may encounter

For more information

To subscribe to our Tax Investigation Service please email Graham Caddock, Tax Risk & Disputes Director (

Alternatively, please speak to your usual contact partner.