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SRA fines firm £2,000 for role in stamp duty avoidance schemes

A small firm in Hertfordshire has become the latest law firm to be fined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for its involvement in stamp duty land tax (SDLT) avoidance schemes.

January 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

On-the-run former solicitor jailed for £1m stamp duty fraud

A former solicitor who stole almost £1m through stamp duty fraud has been sentenced to ten years in jail. Shameer Sacranie, 40, from Leicester is believed to have fled the country and was sentenced in his absence last week.

September 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

LeO: make conveyancers answer to HMRC for stamp duty failings

The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has suggested that conveyancers, rather than clients, should answer to HMRC when stamp duty payments fail to arrive.

May 8th, 2014 | 1 Comment »