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Michelle Sloane
Senior Associate

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

Directory quotes

"Technically excellent" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Prominent and commercially awareLegal 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)