David Sleight

David Sleight has acted for companies and individuals accused of complex financial investigations involving fraud, overseas corruption and mutual legal assistance. He specialises in defending tax evasion/fraud allegations brought by HMRC and has developed a specialist expertise in advising in cross border tax litigation involving MLA requests between member states.

Tax / Tax avoidance: focus on prosecution, not law change

As prosecutions of aggressive tax scheme promoters remain conspicuously low, a dramatic shift in law to alter the need for proof of dishonesty is still not viable, says Kingsley Napley’s David Sleight

Tax / Sleight: Criminal Finances Act fails to stop tax evasion

The corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 has not been as effective as HMRC originally expected. David Sleight, criminal litigation partner at Kingsley Napley, asks why there have been so few HMRC investigations two years on

Tax / Sleight: Criminal Finances Act 2017 could affect any tax adviser

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 has a wide reach and the potential to net any accountant and tax adviser, warns David Sleight, partner at law firm Kingsley Napley