HMRC investigators carried out a search, under a Scottish warrant, of the premises of an English technology company. The company was concerned that the warrant was unnecessary, and was so wide in its scope that its execution impacted upon the ability of the company to operate.
Stuart Munro and his team assisted the clients in successfully seeking suspension of the warrant before the High Court in Edinburgh. A range of issues were raised, including the scope of the warrant, the failure to provide a mechanism for dealing with legal professional privilege, and the need for the party seeking the warrant to provide a full and candid account of events to enable the court to properly determine the issue of necessity.
Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.