Earlier this year Amy Mannion successfully defended HMRC in three High Court injunction judicial reviews. The applicants (all protected by anonymity orders) were businesses who had been refused registration under the Government’s new alcohol duty fraud measure, the “Alcohol Wholesalers’ Registration Scheme“. Without registration they will no longer be able to wholesale alcohol.

Two of the applicant’s appeals have been given an expedited hearing in the Court of Appeal in May (with some 20 further cases now stayed behind them in the Administrative Court). These matters are of essential importance to HMRC as the regulator of the new scheme. Alcohol duty fraud costs the UK revenue some £1.2bn a year.

In the Court of Appeal Amy will be led by James Eadie QC. Amy is instructed by HMRC Solicitor’s Office.