One of London’s leading mid-tier law firms has published a free guide for businesses on how to deal with dawn raids, a tactic increasingly used by a range of authorities, including the police and HM Revenue & Customs.

Mackrell Turner Garrett has published The Dawn Raid Manual on its website to give businesses all the information they need on the actions they should take in the event of a dawn raid.

Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner, said: “By their very nature, dawn raids involve an element of surprise, which means it is critical for all businesses to be aware of the procedures to follow, should they ever be subject to one.

“We have prepared the Dawn Raid Manual to give businesses the information they need to prepare for the possibility of a dawn raid, something that is an increasing frequent occurrence, with dawn raids having featured prominently in the headlines just this week.

“I would encourage any businesses that have not considered what they would do in the event of a dawn raid to seek specialist advice today on how to put procedures in place.

“Having effective plans in place can significantly limit the disruption and damage caused to a business by a raid.”

The Dawn Raid Manual is available to download free of charge from