Michelle Sloane specialises in the resolution of tax disputes and white collar crime. She advises both corporates and individuals on complex tax enquiries, tax assessments and criminal investigations.
Michelle has particular expertise in relation to VAT, and customs and excise duty disputes. Michelle has in-depth experience of high value appeals at all levels including before the Tax Tribunals, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union. Her expertise includes Judicial Review proceedings scrutinising HMRC’s conduct.
She also advises those facing HMRC criminal investigations, allegations of participating in missing trader intra-community fraud and assists clients manage urgent issues such as HMRC "dawn raids".
Before moving to the UK in 2006, Michelle worked for the New Zealand government as a tax investigator and legal adviser to the tax investigations team where she gained valuable insight into the decision making process of revenue authorities
Michelle Sloane is "efficient, hard-working and astute," according to sources, who note that "she stops at nothing in the defence of her clients." She assists clients in relation to investigations of direct and indirect tax fraud. - Chambers 2020
"Technically excellent" - Legal 500 UK 2019
Prominent and commercially aware - Legal 500 UK 2017
Highly recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2017
"knows field of duties and tax inside out" - Legal 500 UK 2016
Honorary legal advisor to the Bonded Warehousekeepers Association
Secretary to the Customs Practitioners Group
Women In Tax
Fraud Lawyers Association (Committee Member)
Female Fraud Forum (Secretary)