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 has been recognised as Next Generation Partner for Customs and Excise and Tax Litigation and Investigations by The Legal 500 UK (2021).
Up and Coming – Chambers UK 2022
"Michelle Sloane has broad experience representing a range of clients in income tax and VAT fraud cases. She is exceptional at bringing together the tax and fraud analysis." "She has exceptional knowledge of the subject matter and offers clear and concise information and presentations regarding the case." - Chambers UK 2022
"Michelle Sloane is another fine lawyer with a particular expertise in white-collar crime which makes her an essential part of the team." - The Legal 500 UK 2022
Next Generation Partner - The Legal 500 UK 2022
Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022
"She has a very good grasp of High Court tax litigation." - Chambers UK 2021
"She provides outstanding client care and representation." - Chambers UK 2021
Rising Star. - The Legal 500 UK 2021
Next Generation Partner. - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"Michelle Sloane and Adam Craggs communicate excellently. They are calm and reassuring." - The Legal 500 UK 2021
"Adam Craggs, Michelle Sloane and Alice Kemp have been excellent. You would expect a high level of technical knowledge from a firm such as RPC but the above have been very supportive and very easy to talk to." - The Legal 500 UK 2021
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)